Cytisus x spachianus
Once established, needs only occasional watering.
We no longer grow this plant
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|Botanical Pronunciation||SIH-tiss-us spah-chee-AH-nus|
|Average Size at Maturity||Fast growing to 6 to 8 ft. tall, 5 to 6 ft. wide.|
|Bloom Time||Late Spring|
|Design Ideas||Take advantage of its fast and easy growing qualities by using it for edges, backgrounds and as single specimens in the garden. Place in corners, at edges of buildings and along fences to add beauty to dull architecture.|
|Flower Attribute||Flowers for Cutting, Fragrant, Showy Flowers|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Mass Planting, Rock Garden, Woodland Garden, Cutting Garden, Wildlife Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Soil Needs||Tree & Shrub Food|
|Special Feature||Attracts Butterflies, Easy Care, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Fast Growing, Bird Friendly, Tolerates Road Salt|
|Watering Needs||Once established, needs only occasional watering.|
|Companion Plants||Smoke Bush (Cotinus); Heather (Calluna); Shrub Rose (Rosa); California Lilac (Ceanothus); Lilac (Syringa)|
Adapts to a wide range of soil and moisture conditions; thrives in poor, infertile soil. Water regularly during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system; tolerates drought and heat when established. Fertilize before new growth begins in spring. For a neat appearance, prune annually after flowering.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 8-10