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Minstead Scotch Broom

Cytisus x 'Minstead' (Dallimorei hybrid)

Pronunciation: SIH-tiss-us
SKU #03145
6-9

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OVERVIEW
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.
Light Full sun
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.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Deciduous
Special Features Attracts Hummingbirds, Waterwise, Fast Growing
Growth Rate Slow
Growth Habit Clumping
Flower Attributes Flowers for Cutting, Fragrant, Showy Flowers
STYLE
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.
Flower Color Purplish-pink
Foliage Color Green
Companion Plants Heather (Calluna); California Lilac (Ceanothus); Shrub Rose (Rosa); Lilac (Syringa); Smoke Bush (Cotinus)
CARE
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.
HISTORY
Lore The brooms are shrubs that were actually used to make brooms or "besomes" in the Old World.

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