Minstead Scotch Broom

Cytisus x 'Minstead' (Dallimorei hybrid)

SKU
03145
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.
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Botanical PronunciationSIH-tiss-us
LoreThe brooms are shrubs that were actually used to make brooms or "besomes" in the Old World.
Average Size at MaturitySlow growing; reaches 6 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeSpring to Early Summer
Design IdeasAn 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.
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Fragrant, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorPurplish-pink
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleCottage, Mediterranean, Rustic
Growth HabitClumping
Growth RateSlow
Landscape UseBorder, Hedge, Mass Planting, Privacy Screen, Woodland Garden, Cutting Garden, Hillside, Coastal Exposure
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureAttracts Hummingbirds, Naturalizes Well, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Fast Growing
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat.

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.

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