Moonlight Scotch Broom

Cytisus scoparius 'Moonlight'

An abundance of softly glowing, fragrant, yellow flowers create the soft opulence of radiant moonlight. Pea-like blooms cover the densely branched mound in the spring. Attractive green stems are cloaked with tiny, bright green leaves throughout the summer. Use as a lovely spring specimen or for mass plantings in borders. Deciduous.
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Once established, needs only occasional watering.

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Botanical PronunciationSIH-tiss-us sko-PAH-ree-us
Average Size at MaturityQuickly reaches 5 to 6 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeSpring
Design IdeasPlants 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.
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Fragrant, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorYellow
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleCottage, Rustic, Xeric
Growth HabitMounding
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseBorder, Hedge, Mass Planting, Cutting Garden, Coastal Exposure
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureEasy Care, Naturalizes Well, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Fast Growing
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, needs only occasional watering.
Companion PlantsSmoke 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

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