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Cytisus Porlock


Broom 'Porlock'

Dramatic flush of yellow flowers in spring

A tall spreading, semi-evergreen shrub, that lights up in spring when its arching branches drip with sunny yellow pea-like, fragrant flowers.


Give it full sun and room to spread, especially when it's weighed down by flowers. A good choice for the back of a border. 


Happiest in a well drained soil, able to cope with drought once established.

Plant details

In depth plant information

Property Value
Plant type Ornamental shrub
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available February - September
Season of interest Summer
Flowering February - May
Evergreen No
Plant height 150 cm - 250 cm
Plant width 100 cm - 200 cm
Fragrant flowers Yes
Attracts bees No
Attracts butterflies No
Plant height in 5 years 150 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H3

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Light exposure Full sun
Soil drainage Well drained
Planting instructions

Water the plant in its pot thoroughly before planting – give it a good soaking. Prepare the area by digging a hole twice the size of the pot. Dig compost into the base of the hole. Remove the pot and position the plant in the hole, with the top of the rootball about level with the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year.

Planting site Mediterranean garden, Gravel garden, Coastal or drought resistant, Cottage garden, Informal garden, Coastal or drought resistant, City garden, Courtyard garden, Banks and slopes

Typically available

From February to September