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botanical name:
Cytisus x praecox 'Allgold'
Cytisus x praecox 'Allgold' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Broom
family:  Papilionaceae
characteristics: shrub
height: 1.50m
width: 1.50m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: arching
leaf colour: green
flower colour: golden
stem/bark: grey-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: -23°C
USDA zone: 6 to 8
description:
Golden yellow pea-like flowers in mid spring. Gracefully arching greyish green stems with tiny green leaves. Very free flowering and a compact habit.

cultivation:
Well drained soil in full sun. Thrives in poor acid soils, lime-tolerant but dislikes shallow chalky soil. Drought tolerant.
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

usage:
Very good for mass planting on dry banks and borders.

other notes:
Hybrid of Cytisus multiflorus x Cytisus purgens, raised in Holland.

RHS AGM

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