Blooming Cytisus Lena in greenhouse Red and orange flowers on Cytisus Lena Close up of red and orange Cytisus Lena flowers

‘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 6 - 8 (-10°F/-23°C)

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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.