Holland Broom

Cytisus x praecox 'Hollandia'

Lovely, long sprays of fragrant pea-like flowers in rose-pink shades make this an excellent choice for mass planting. Beautiful rounded habit of dense, compact, green branches blanketed with tiny green leaves. The long lasting flowers are suitable for cutting. Use as a lovely spring specimen or in shrub borders. Evergreen.
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Full sun

Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.


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Botanical PronunciationSIH-tiss-us PRAY-koks
Average Size at MaturityReaches 2 to 5 ft. tall, 2 to 6 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeMid- to Late Spring
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Fragrant, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorPink
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleCottage, Rustic
Growth HabitRounded
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Mass Planting, Rock Garden, Cutting Garden, Urban Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Special FeatureDense Habit, Waterwise, Year-round Interest, Tolerates Urban Pollution, Compact Form, Tolerates Road Salt
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
Companion PlantsScotch Heather (Calluna); California Lilac (Ceanothus); Rose (Rosa); Lilac (Syringa); Smoke Bush (Cotinus)

Thrives in average to poor, extremely well-drained soils. Water deeply and regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency one established. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. For a formal appearance, prune annually after flowering.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 6-9

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