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‘Lena’

Scotch Broom

Cytisus scoparius

'Lena'

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Blooming Cytisus Lena in greenhouse Red and orange flowers on Cytisus Lena Close up of red and orange Cytisus Lena flowers
  • Unusual color
  • Drought tolerant
  • Deer resistant
Description

The maroon buds of Cytisus 'Lena' open to dazzling lemon-yellow to orange flowers in late May to June. Wispy, grasslike evergreen foliage adds texture to the garden. Tolerant of wind, seashore and infertile soil. Not suitable for all areas: check with your local agriculture department before planting.

USDA Zone
5 - 8 (-20°F/-28.9°C)
Exposure
Full sun
Height
3 - 4'
Width
3 - 4'
Finish Time
1 season
Type
Evergreen
Bloom Time
Spring
Flower Color
Orange
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.