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botanical name:
Cytisus 'Lena'
Cytisus 'Lena' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Broom
synonyms:  Cytisus scoparius 'Lena'
family:  Papilionaceae
characteristics: shrub
height: 1.20m
width: 1.50m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: arching
leaf colour: green
flower colour: red & yellow
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 8
description:
Compact habit, arching stems of small mid-green leaves. Maroon red buds open to abundant flowers orange and yellow with red wings, in late spring and early summer.

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:
Hybrid of Cytisus scoparius x Cytisus dallimorei, raised in Germany.

RHS AGM

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