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botanical name:
Cytisus scoparius f. andreanus
Cytisus scoparius f. andreanus © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Common Broom
synonyms:  Cytisus scoparius 'Andreanus', Cytisus 'Andreanus'
family:  Papilionaceae
characteristics: shrub
height: 1.50m
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: 5 to 8
Large yellow and brownish red flowers in late spring. Arching stems with tiny green leaves.

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 flower, but don't cut into old wood.

From seed or cuttings

Excellent coastal plant.

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