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Cytisus x praecox Albus

Broom

An unusual white flowered variety

This beautiful shrub is smothered in creamy white pea-like flowers - so many of them that the green branches are weighed down in late spring and early summer. The whole plant looks like an exploding silvery white firework when in flower and is loved by bees.

Where?

A great plant for the middle of a sunny border where the arching habit and copious amounts of flowers can be admired. Also an excellent plant for coastal gardens and dry, sunny banks.

How?

Loves 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
Flowering March - May
Evergreen No
Plant height 90 cm - 120 cm
Plant width 100 cm - 120 cm
Fragrant flowers Yes
Attracts bees Yes
Attracts butterflies No
Plant height in 5 years 70 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H4

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type 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