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botanical name:
Cytisus scoparius ssp. maritimus
Cytisus scoparius ssp. maritimus © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Prostrate Broom
synonyms:  Cytisus scoparius var. prostratus
family:  Papilionaceae
characteristics: shrub
height: 0.45m
width: 1.50m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: semi-prostrate
leaf colour: green
flower colour: 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
description:
Prostrate or semi-prostrate form with arching or trailing green stems, small leaves and golden yellow flowers 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.

propagation:
From seed or cuttings

other notes:
Native to Western Europe, including the British Isles. Found on exposed sea cliffs, which may largely account for its habit.
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