Close up of  deep pink and red Cytisus Burkwoodii flowers

‘Burkwoodii’

Scotch Broom

Cytisus scoparius

'Burkwoodii'

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Close up of  deep pink and red Cytisus Burkwoodii flowers
  • Unique color
  • Drought tolerant
  • Deer resistant
Description
A nearly leafless evergreen with colorful, fragrant pink-red pea-like flowers in spring. The blooms of Cytisus 'Burkwoodii' begin bright red with whispers of yellow and then darken to maroon and purple-burgundy. A vigorous, bushy grower. Tolerant of wind, seashore, and infertile soil, but check with your local agriculture department for its suitability in your area.

USDA Zone 5 - 8 (-20°F/-28°C)

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Exposure Full sun

Height 3 - 6'

Width 3 - 6'

Finish Time 1 season

Type Evergreen

Bloom Time Spring

Flower Color Pink

Foliage Color Green

Liner Sizes 2 1/4", 4"

Soil Thrives in rocky, dry soils - good drainage is a must.

Pruning Prune to shape after flowering if desired. Remove oldest stems periodically to encourage new growth, which flowers most prolifically.

Uses Specimen; container gardens; mixed borders.

Growing Tips Cytisus is highly deer resistant and thrives best in dry, sunny conditions. We do not recommend it for the Northwest.