Minstead Scotch Broom
Cytisus x 'Minstead' (Dallimorei hybrid)
|Description||Abundant sprays of fragrant, white-flushed, lilac-pink blooms cover slender stems from spring into summer. The dense, clumping form with tiny green leaves makes an interesting hedge or screen. A spectacular spring specimen for a mixed shrub border. Deciduous.|
|Watering||Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.|
|Blooms||Spring to early summer|
|Mature Size||Slow growing; reaches 6 ft. tall and wide.|
|Special Features||Attracts Hummingbirds, Waterwise, Fast Growing|
|Flower Attributes||Flowers for Cutting, Fragrant, Showy Flowers|
|Landscape Use||Border, Hedge, Privacy Screen, Hillside|
|Design Ideas||An ideal background shrub that is large enough to block out offending views. Nicely fills corners or encloses water features with its open spreading habit. Light pink adds brightness to dull corners and buildings painted dark green or gray. Ideal plant in larger shrub beds adjacent to lawns.|
|Companion Plants||Heather (Calluna); California Lilac (Ceanothus); Shrub Rose (Rosa); Lilac (Syringa); Smoke Bush (Cotinus)|
|Care||Thrives in well-drained, sandy soils, though very adaptable. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish root system. Once established, reduce frequency; tolerates periodic drought. Fertilize before new growth begins in early spring. Prune annually after flowering.|
|Lore||The brooms are shrubs that were actually used to make brooms or "besomes" in the Old World.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 6-9
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