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botanical name:
Cytisus 'Boskoop Ruby'
Cytisus 'Boskoop Ruby' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Broom
synonyms:  Cytisus scoparius 'Boskoop Ruby'
family:  Papilionaceae
characteristics: shrub
height: 1.50m
width: 1.50m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: arching
leaf colour: green
flower colour: red
stem/bark: green
main season: Spring
poison symbol poisonous or irritant
aspect: full sun
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil, coastal
preferred soil pH: neutral-acid
minimum temp: -18°C
USDA zone: 7 to 9
description:
Rich mahogany crimson red flowers borne on arching stems in late spring.

cultivation:
Well drained soil in full sun. Thrives in poor acid soils, lime-tolerant but dislikes shallow chalky soil.
Resents disturbance and best planted when small.

Prune after flowering by shortening all young green growth by up to two-thirds. Avoid cutting back into old wood as it is reluctant to re-shoot.

propagation:
From cuttings

other notes:
Raised in the Netherlands.

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