Common broom (Cytisus scoparius)
Common broom (Cytisus scoparius) is a shrub that can grow 50cm – 1.5m tall and 50cm – 1.5m wide. In this growing guide we’ll learn the cultivation details and how to plant Common broom (Cytisus scoparius).
This plant has several common names including: common broom, beesom, besom, green broom, Scots broom or Scotch broom.
This is a deciduous plant that takes 2-5 years to reach full maturity.
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Common name: common broom, beesom, besom, green broom, Scots broom, Scotch broom
Scientific name: Cytisus scoparius
Plant type: Shrubs
Habit: Columnar / Upright
Height: 50cm – 1.5m
Spread: 50cm – 1.5m
Sunlight: Full Sun
Soil: Loam, Sand
Moisture: Well drained
Garden type: Coastal, Informal Garden, Rock & Gravel Garden
Planting type: Flower borders and bedding
Shrubs are fundamental elements in any garden.
They add color and interest throughout the seasons with their wide variety of flowers, foliage, fruits, trunks and stems.
Whatever the size or style of your garden, the permanent woody structure or the foliage of evergreen shrubs will give the space shape and dimension.
How to plant
In this section we will learn how to plant Common broom (Cytisus scoparius), know its needs in terms of soil, watering and sun exposure.
Common broom (Cytisus scoparius) is a plant that prefers to grow in loam or sand.
The loam soil is dark, rich in organic matter but balanced in minerals. It offers the best of all worlds, retaining enough water for the plants, but allowing excess moisture to drain away. This is the most desired type of garden soil, perfect for most plants.
Sandy soil is light, porous and very easy to drain. It is a soil poor in organic matter and nutrients. It is composed of relatively large mineral particles that allow water to drain quickly.
As for pH, it is a plant that grows ideally in soils with pH acid or neutral.
Regarding drainage, Cytisus scoparius likes to grow in well drained soil.
Common broom (Cytisus scoparius) should be grown in full sun places.