Cytisus

Cytisus, more commonly referred to as Broom, is similar to Genista and Spartium in many ways, appearing much the same and favouring many of the same situations.

The variants of Cytisus can be deciduous or evergreen and feature small leaves. In Spring, yellow flowers cover the shrub.

When siting, they require full sun in well-draining soil and can be planted in exposed or sheltered locations.

Careful pruning is required to prevent the shrub becoming leggy and unkempt. The old wood should not be cut into. The best time to prune is after flowering.