SISTER REDHEAD® Scotch Broom

Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8 Exposure: Full Sun Height: 3-4' Width/Spread: 3-4'

Scarlet blooms for spring. Make a bold choice for spring color: Sister Redhead® cytisus. Festooned with bright red flowers with the barest touch of yellow on the tips; fine textured foliage contributes interest the rest of the season. Like other cytisus, this sun-loving, drought tolerant plant is highly deer resistant. Not recommended for the Northwest.


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Light: Needs full sun to thrive. Will not grow robustly in anything less than six hours of direct exposure to the sun.

Soil: Requires well-draining soil and will even thrive in rocky areas.

Water: Does not like regular water and is happily drought tolerant once it’s established.

Fertilizing: Not necessary.

Pruning: Periodic rejuvenation pruning is recommended to provide the most floriferous display. New growth bears the most flowers, while old growth is more sparse. If you’d like to shape the plant, do so after it flowers in the springtime.

Other: This plant is not recommended for the Northwest, as it can grow too prolifically.

Botanical Name

Cytisus scoparius 'SMNCSAB' PP#30,214

Zone

5, 6, 7, 8

Flower Color

Red

Foliage Color

Green

Height

3-4'

Width/Spread

3-4'

Exposure

Full Sun

Soil

Dry

Season of Interest

Spring

Uses

Borders, Containers, Foundations, Specimen

Features

Compact, Deer resistant, Drought tolerant, Heat tolerant, Salt tolerant

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