Cytisus ‘Lena’


Cytisus ‘Lena’ in a 2 litre pot.

Out of Stock

Nationwide Delivery

SKU: 207560 Categories: ,


Cytisus is a genus of flowering shrubs in the Fabaceae family, commonly known as brooms. These deciduous to evergreen shrubs are native to Europe, North Africa, and western Asia, and are known for their showy, pea-like flowers that bloom in the spring or summer. The flowers can range in color from white and yellow to pink and purple, and are typically arranged in dense, elongated clusters along the stems. Cytisus shrubs are relatively easy to grow and prefer well-drained soils and full sun to partial shade. They are commonly used in garden borders, rock gardens, and as specimen plants, and can be pruned to maintain a more compact shape. Some popular species of Cytisus include C. scoparius (common broom), C. praecox (spring-blooming broom), and C. x praecox (hybrid broom).

Key Facts

  • Common Name(s):broom ‘Lena’
  • Hardiness:Fully hardy through most of the UK
  • How big will I get? Cytisus ‘Lena’ can grow to a height of 1.2m and a spread of 1.5m.
  • Did You Know That:The use of branches from genera known as broom is what gives the sweeping tool broom its name.

Plant Calendar

A rough guide to how this plant will change through the year.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May June July Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec
Flowering Time
Foliage Colour

Care Guide

Soil Requirements

Cytisus ‘Lena’ prefers soil with good drainage and does not tolerate standing water. This plant is not tolerant of alkaline soil, it requires either a neutral or acidic soil to grow.

Best Position

Cytisus ‘Lena’ can handle either an exposed or a sheltered position and requires full sun to thrive, this consists of more than six hours of direct sunshine per day.


Cytisus ‘Lena’ should be cut back after it finishes flowering will promote growth the following year by redirecting energy from seed production and foliage maintenance to root growth. However try to avoid cutting into old wood.

Pest, Diseases and Wildlife

Cytisus ‘Lena’ can have problems with gall mites, and it tends not to have problems with diseases. It is considered to be toxic.

Placing an order

Once you have added your items to the basket you can checkout securely and make payment via credit or debit Card. All payments are processed securely via PaymentNetwork.

Please enter a billing address and if required a different delivery address.

Nationwide Delivery

Deliveries will arrive within 2-3 working days

Selected products are available for signed for nationwide delivery from £4.99.
Larger items are charged at £15.00
Smaller items such as seeds cost £2.50.

DHL Parcel UK Tracked Delivery

  • Parcels are sent via DHL Parcel UK Tracked Delivery, requiring a signature on delivery.
  • Orders must be placed by 11.00am to be processed the same day.
  • Dispatch days Monday - Thursday (exc. Bank Holidays).
No minimum order for products that can be delivered using this service
Shopping Basket
10% off your first online order SIGN UP TO OUR NEWSLETTER

Enter your details to keep up to date with all of our latest news, offers and events and get 10% off your first online order

Exclusions apply. Check your email after submitting the form

Scroll to Top