Broom

Cytisus scoparius

Common Name:
Broom
Scientific Name:
Cytisus scoparius
Rank:
Dicots
Division:
Flowering Plants
Family (Vernacular):
vetch and pea family
Family (Scientific):
Fabaceae
Longevity:
Status1:
Native
Soil Moisture:
Star Rating:
Flowering:
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Height:
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Species Description

Broom is an erect deciduous, spineless shrub that produces an abundance of golden yellow pea-like flowers. Broom is often grown for the spring flowers which have vanilla-like scent. Broom enjoys sunny, well drained, sandy soils. During the summer, the hairy black seed pods can produce an audible cracking sound as they explode in the sunshine.

Habitat Advice

A light pruning or shaping can be carried out after the flowers have fallen.