Cytisus x spachianusItem #3820 USDA Hardiness Zone: 8 - 10
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A fuss-free shrub with evergreen foliage on upright branches that softly arch as it matures. Produces bright yellow, sweetly fragrant flowers in late spring. A beautiful specimen when singly planted, however, when planted in mass, it produces a virtual avalanche of color. A great plant for sunny, dry hillside plantings.
- OverviewLight Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Once established, needs only occasional watering.Average Landscape Size:Fast growing to 6 to 8 ft. tall, 5 to 6 ft. wide.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:SI-ti-sus spah-chee-AH-nusPlant type:ShrubDeciduous/evergreen:EvergreenGrowth habit:RoundGrowth rate:FastAverage landscape size:Fast growing to 6 to 8 ft. tall, 5 to 6 ft. wide.Special features:Attracts Butterflies, Bird Friendly, Easy Care, Fast Growing, Tolerates Road Salt, WaterwiseFoliage color:GreenBlooms:Late SpringFlower color:YellowGarden styleCottageDesign IdeasTake advantage of its fast and easy growing qualities by using it for edges, backgrounds and as single specimens in the garden. Place in corners, at edges of buildings and along fences to add beauty to dull architecture.Companion PlantsSmoke Bush (Cotinus); Heather (Calluna); Shrub Rose (Rosa); California Lilac (Ceanothus); Lilac (Syringa)
- CareCare InformationAdapts to a wide range of soil and moisture conditions; thrives in poor, infertile soil. Water regularly during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system; tolerates drought and heat when established. Fertilize before new growth begins in spring. For a neat appearance, prune annually after flowering.Pruning time: spring after flowering.Light Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Once established, needs only occasional watering.