Lilac Time Scotch Broom

Cytisus x 'Lilac Time' (Dallimorei hybrid)

SKU
03135
Abundant sprays of fragrant, deep reddish-purple blooms cover slender green stems. Tiny leaves are inconspicuous. Dense clumps make interesting hedge, divider or screen. Semi-evergreen.
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Once established, needs only occasional watering.

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Botanical PronunciationSIH-tiss-us
LoreBroom plants have been so named because they are used to create "beesomes" and brooms in the Old World before the discovery of broom corn.
Average Size at MaturityModerate grower to 6 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeSpring to Early Summer
Design IdeasThis Broom is ideal for a visual screen that allows plenty of light penetration. It is perfect along property lines or to divide the cultivated garden from wild land. Feature as a single specimen and plant with broadleaf shrubs to flesh it out when not in bloom. Makes a fine-textured background for dramatic small trees under night lighting.
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Fragrant, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorRed
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleMediterranean
Growth HabitClumping
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Rock Garden, Cutting Garden, Coastal Exposure
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureAttracts Hummingbirds, Naturalizes Well, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, needs only occasional watering.
Companion PlantsFor late-summer color consider planting with Petite EmbersTM Crape Myrtle ( Lagerstroemia indica 'Moners') and add Parney's Red Clusterberry, (Cotoneaster lacteus) to enjoy bright red berries in the winter. Cover the spindly legs of this Broom with an underplanting of Otto Quast Spanish Lavender (Lavandula stoechas 'Otto Quast') and Fern Leaf Yarrow (Achillea x 'Moonshine').

Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. For a formal appearance, shear annually after flowering.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 6-9

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