Moonlight Scotch Broom
Cytisus scoparius 'Moonlight'
Once established, needs only occasional watering.
We no longer grow this plant
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|Botanical Pronunciation||SIH-tiss-us sko-PAH-ree-us|
|Average Size at Maturity||Quickly reaches 5 to 6 ft. tall and wide.|
|Design Ideas||Plants with pale yellow flowers, such as this broom, reflect moonlight and look beautiful in gardens for that purpose. Because such subtle coloring can bleach with intense sunlight, this broom may benefit from in a slightly sheltered location in warmer regions. Use as a hedge, individual specimen or a clump that fills corners or blocks unattractive views.|
|Flower Attribute||Flowers for Cutting, Fragrant, Showy Flowers|
|Garden Style||Cottage, Rustic, Xeric|
|Landscape Use||Border, Hedge, Mass Planting, Cutting Garden, Coastal Exposure|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Soil Needs||All-Purpose Plant Food|
|Special Feature||Easy Care, Naturalizes Well, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Fast Growing|
|Watering Needs||Once established, needs only occasional watering.|
|Companion Plants||Smoke Bush (Cotinus); Heather (Calluna); California Lilac (Ceanothus); Rose (Rosa); Lilac (Syringa)|
Adapts to a wide range of soil and moisture conditions; thrives in poor, infertile soil. Follow a schedule of regular deep waterings during first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency once established. Blooms on new stems; prune annually by one to two-thirds after flowering to promote new growth.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 6-8