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Cytisus scoparius

Common Name(s):

  • Scotch Broom
  • Scottish Broom
Description

Drought and salt tolerant rapidly growing shrub with rather broom-like appearance.   Overgrown plants can be severely pruned but avoid cutting into oldest stems.   Can provide good erosion control on hills.

Insects, Diseases, and Other Plant Problems: No serious insect problems.  Susceptible to leaf and stem blight.  It is a short-lived shrub but tends to reseed itself.  It can be weedy and rapidly grow to crowd out native plants.  If plants are unwanted, pull them before they flower and set seed.  Some non-seeding cultivars are available.

Cultivars:
  • Moonlight
Tags:
#deciduous#drought tolerant#weedy#salt tolerant#rapid growth#erosion control
Cultivars:
  • Moonlight
Tags:
#deciduous#drought tolerant#weedy#salt tolerant#rapid growth#erosion control
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Cytisus
    Species:
    scoparius
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Poisonous
    Shrub
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Pink
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Salt