White Spanish broom (Cytisus multiflorus)
White Spanish broom (Cytisus multiflorus) is a shrub that can grow 1.5m – 3m tall and 1.5m – 3m wide. In this growing guide we’ll learn the cultivation details and how to plant White Spanish broom (Cytisus multiflorus).
This plant has several common names including: white Spanish broom, Portugal laburnum or white broom.
This is a deciduous plant that takes 2-5 years to reach full maturity.
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Common name: white Spanish broom, Portugal laburnum, white broom
Scientific name: Cytisus multiflorus
Plant type: Shrubs
Height: 1.5m – 3m
Spread: 1.5m – 3m
Sunlight: Full Sun
Soil: Chalk, Loam, Sand
Moisture: Well drained
Garden type: Coastal, Informal Garden, Rock & Gravel Garden
Planting type: Flower borders and bedding
Other characteristics: Drought resistant
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 White Spanish broom (Cytisus multiflorus), know its needs in terms of soil, watering and sun exposure.
White Spanish broom (Cytisus multiflorus) is not a demanding plant regarding the type of soil and can grow in chalk, loam or sand.
The chalky soil is pale and contains chunks of calcium-rich rock. It is a fertile and well-draining soil, almost always alkaline.
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.
It is not very sensitive to soil acidity or alkalinity and grows well in soils with pH acid, alkaline or neutral.
Regarding drainage, Cytisus multiflorus likes to grow in well drained soil.
White Spanish broom (Cytisus multiflorus) should be grown in full sun places.