Broom | Cytisus scoparius
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200 in stock
1x 15cm plug plant
Illuminate your garden with the golden splendour of Broom (Cytisus scoparius) from our online wildflower nursery! This deciduous beauty showcases vibrant yellow blossoms on slender green stems, reaching heights of 1 to 3 meters. Adaptable to various habitats, from heathlands to open woodlands, Broom attracts bees and butterflies, enhancing your landscape with biodiversity.
Its resilience shines in well-drained soils, making it a low-maintenance gem for your garden. Embrace the brilliance of Broom – order now to infuse your outdoor space with the sunny charm of this hardy and visually captivating wildflower!
Botanical Information: Broom
Broom (Cytisus scoparius) is a deciduous shrub belonging to the Pea family. Known for its vibrant yellow flowers and slender green stems, this hardy plant typically grows to heights of 1 to 3 meters. The small, simple leaves are arranged alternately along the stems, creating a distinct and attractive appearance.
Native to Europe, Broom thrives in a variety of habitats, including heathlands, open woodlands, and disturbed areas such as roadsides. It prefers well-drained, slightly acidic soils but exhibits adaptability to different soil types. Its ability to colonize disturbed sites contributes to its widespread distribution, making it a common sight in both natural and cultivated landscapes.
Benefits to Wildlife
Broom serves as a valuable resource for wildlife, providing both food and habitat. The abundant nectar in its bright yellow flowers attracts bees, butterflies, and other pollinators, contributing to the overall biodiversity of the ecosystem. The dense growth of Broom also offers shelter for small mammals and birds, making it a beneficial addition to natural habitats.
Conservation Status in the UK
In the United Kingdom, Broom is not classified as endangered, and its populations are generally stable. However, in some regions, the plant’s aggressive growth in certain habitats can lead to ecological imbalances. Conservation efforts focus on monitoring and managing Broom to prevent its spread into sensitive ecosystems and maintain a healthy balance within native plant communities.
Ease of Growing
Gardeners appreciate Broom for its ease of cultivation. This hardy shrub is well-suited to a variety of garden settings, including sunny borders and well-drained slopes. Its tolerance for poor soils and drought conditions makes it a resilient choice for low-maintenance landscapes. Broom’s adaptability and vigorous growth make it suitable for both novice and experienced gardeners seeking a visually striking and undemanding plant.
Broom (Cytisus scoparius) stands as a robust and versatile shrub, valued for its vibrant appearance and ecological contributions. From its distinctive yellow flowers to its adaptability to various habitats, this plant enhances the beauty of both natural landscapes and cultivated gardens. With its ease of cultivation and positive impact on wildlife, Broom remains a favourite choice for those seeking an attractive and resilient addition to their outdoor spaces.
Species From the Same Habitat
Dry, Extremely Dry, Normal
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