Lena Scotch Broom

Cytisus x 'Lena' (Dallimorei hybrid)

SKU
3136
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Abundant sprays of fragrant lemon-yellow blooms with ruby-red wings cover slender green stems. Tiny leaves are inconspicuous. Dense clumps make interesting hedge, divider or screen. Semi-evergreen. Full sun. Moderate grower to 3 to 4 feet tall and wide. Cutting grown.
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Once established, needs occasional watering; more in extreme heat.

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Botanical PronunciationSIH-tiss-us
LoreThe brooms are shrubs actually used to make brooms or "besomes" in the Old World. While in some environments, common broom (Cytissus scoparius) can re-seed and spread to form dense stands that tend to crowd out native plants and is considered to be an invasive species in California and the Pacific Northwest, hybrid cultivars of this plant are much less aggressive and some do not produce viable seed.
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 3 to 4 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeSpring to Early Summer
Design IdeasThis is a Broom that is small enough for city gardens. Use as a substitute for non-flowering coniferous hedges along a driveway or the front lawn's edge. Or use as a single specimen for a lavish show of red and yellow bicolored flowers. Do not place larger plants too close as they may constrain its low, broad profile.
Deciduous/ EvergreenSemi-evergreen
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Fragrant, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorYellow
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleCottage, Mediterranean
Growth HabitSpreading
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Hedge, Mass Planting, Rock Garden, Cutting Garden, Coastal Exposure
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureEasy Care, Naturalizes Well, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, needs occasional watering; more in extreme heat.
Key FeatureEasy Care Plant

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

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