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Cytisus x boskoopii Hollandia

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Broom

Unusual red and white flowers

A tough shrub that's at its best in early summer when striking pea-like flowers cover the branches, weighing them down and making an elegant fountain of cream and cerise. A real stunner when in flower and loved by bees.

Where?

Good for the back of a border in a sunny spot. Brooms are very drought tolerant once established are happy in costal locations.

How?

Best in well drained soil, brooms are very drought tolerant once established. After flowering cut back the stems by two thirds to encourage the new shoots needed for next year's flowers.

Plant details


In depth plant information

Property Value
Plant type Ornamental shrub
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available March - September
Season of interest Spring, Summer
Flowering May - June
Evergreen Yes
Plant height 100 cm - 150 cm
Plant width 50 cm - 75 cm
Fragrant flowers Yes
Attracts bees Yes
Attracts butterflies No
Plant height in 5 years 80 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H5

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Loam, Light sand
Light exposure Part shade, 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 Rock garden, Coastal or drought resistant, Cottage garden, Informal garden, Flower border and beds, Banks and slopes, Gravel garden

Typically available

From March to September