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Cytisus battandieri (Broom)

Cytisus battandieri (Broom)
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Type Shrub (Multi-stemmed Plant), Deciduous, Flowering
Form Upright Taller-Growing Clump, Architectural Form
Size Small Tree (1.5 to 3m height)
Colours Yellow Flowers (Summer early), Medium green Foliage
Care Some Maintenance Required - Tough Plant
Hardiness Frost hardy, Drought Tolerant, Seaside Friendly
Growth Fast Growing Plant
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Cytisus battandieri - Cultivation Notes

Broom flourishes in moderately fertile well drained soils, especially if sandy - avoiding very dark fertile soils. Plant in a full sun - a dry south facing bed is good. Prune dead heads after flowering, avoiding old wood - prune to shape sparingly.


Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage


Strengths of Cytisus battandieri:

  • Sun loving drought tolerant plant
  • Scented blossom
  • Attracts wildlife to feed or nest
  • All round tough plant suitable for problem areas
  • Ideal for fast growing screening
  • Architectural plant – ideal as a ‘stand out’ plant
  • Suitable for exposed coastal planting
  • Fruit / berry producing
  • Attractive form or foliage for all year interest
  • Tolerates full sun and sandy, drought-prone soils
  • Tolerates heavy clay soils

Weaknesses of Cytisus battandieri

  • Poisonous if eaten/irritating sap

Design & Plant Use for Cytisus battandieri:

  • Ideal flowering shrub for problem clay soils

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