Scotch Broom

Cytisus scoparius


USPP 30,214; CBRAF

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  • Outstanding color
  • Drought tolerant
  • Deer resistant

Scarlet blooms for spring. Make a bold choice for spring color: Sister Redhead® cytisus. Festooned with bright red flowers with the barest touch of yellow on the tips; fine textured foliage contributes interest the rest of the season. Like other cytisus, this sun-loving, drought tolerant plant is highly deer resistant.

USDA Zone 5 - 8 (-20°F/-28°C)

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Exposure Full sun

Height 3 - 4'

Width 3 - 4'

Finish Time 1 season

Type Deciduous

Bloom Time Spring

Flower Color Red

Foliage Color Green

Liner Sizes 2 1/4", 4", Quick Turn

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.