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Cytisus x boskoopii Zeelandia

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Broom

Unusual cream and pink flowers

A picture of purple and cream when in flower, this upright, vase shaped shrub is an unusual, soft colour. The branches arch gracefully with the weight of the flowers and the plant steals the show in a sunny border for a few weeks in early summer.

Where?

Works well as a focal point at the end of a path in full sun.

How?

Happiest in a well drained soil, brooms are able to cope with drought 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 April - June
Evergreen No
Plant height 100 cm - 150 cm
Plant width 120 cm - 150 cm
Fragrant flowers Yes
Attracts bees No
Attracts butterflies No
Plant height in 5 years 80 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H4

Will perform best in these conditions

Property Value
Soil type Chalk, 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 Rock garden, Coastal or drought resistant, Cottage garden, Informal garden, Flower border and beds, Banks and slopes

Typically available

From March to September