Yellow flowers of Cytisus Madame Butterfly with red accents

‘Madame Butterfly’

Scotch Broom

Cytisus scoparius

'Madame Butterfly'

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Yellow flowers of Cytisus Madame Butterfly with red accents
  • Unusual color
  • Drought tolerant
  • Deer resistant
Description

'Madame Butterfly' cytisus is known for it masses of fragrant yellow flowers with red throats floating amongst the grassy foliage in spring. Tolerant of wind, seashore and infertile soil. May not be suitable in all areas; check with your local agriculture department prior to planting.

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 Yellow

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.