Plant Base Online (beta)

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
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.

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.

From cuttings

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

Deeproot tree logo

You can also install Plant Base on your computer:

  • self contained application
  • more features
  • update and add records
  • larger and higher quality pictures
  • fast and efficient
  • always available, no connection needed
  • Windows, Mac and Android

details ...