Scotch Broom
Cytisus scoparius 'Burkwoodii'

Family: Papilionaceae (pa-pil-ee-uh-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Cytisus (SIT-is-us) (Info)
Species: scoparius (sko-PAIR-ee-us) (Info)
Cultivar: Burkwoodii

Category:

Perennials

Height:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:

Rose/Mauve

Violet/Lavender

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Evergreen

Deciduous

Other details:

Flowers are fragrant

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From hardwood cuttings

From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse

Seed Collecting:

Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

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Braselton, Georgia

Lexington, Kentucky

Glen Burnie, Maryland

Pikesville, Maryland

Brick, New Jersey

Ballston Spa, New York

Bellmore, New York

Brooklyn, New York

Byron, New York

Asheville, North Carolina

Elizabeth City, North Carolina

Cleveland, Ohio

Williamsburg, Ohio (2 reports)

Coos Bay, Oregon

Chantilly, Virginia

Leesburg, Virginia

Urbanna, Virginia

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On May 22, 2008, shokami2 from Coos Bay, OR (Zone 8a) wrote:

This is a lovely bush. beautiful flowers in late spring, very hardy to what ever mother nature has afforded it. always green. Right now mine is about 5x5 and i love it! not at all invasive like the ordinary yellow scotch.

Positive

On Apr 17, 2006, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

I submitted a pic of my year-old plant. The yellow and red blooms are pretty and long-lasting. This plant is really care-free and both drought-tolerant and deer-resistant. Mine is growing in part-shade and is not at all invasive like its kin. It has the surprising added bonus of fragrance!