Cytisus racemosus


Cytisus racemosus in a 13cm pot.

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Cytisus racemosus, also known as Broom, is a stunning and unique shrub that produces bright yellow flowers that bloom in the spring. This deciduous shrub is known for its upright and arching growth habit, making it an ideal choice for borders or as a standalone specimen in the garden. Cytisus racemosus is a hardy variety that thrives in full sun and well-drained soil that’s not too wet. It’s also drought tolerant and can withstand dry conditions, making it an ideal choice for gardeners who want a plant that’s easy to care for. To complement Cytisus racemosus, consider planting it alongside other low-growing shrubs or perennials like Lavender or Rosemary. It also pairs well with companion plants like Salvia or Echinacea, which can help to create a beautiful and colorful garden display. Overall, Cytisus racemosus is a unique and stunning shrub that will add a touch of beauty and elegance to any garden. Its bright yellow flowers, along with its arching growth habit and hardy nature, make it an excellent choice for gardeners who want to create a stunning and low-maintenance outdoor space.

Key Facts

  • Common Name(s):Easter broom
  • Hardiness:Tender plants and are therefore often treated as annuals, but with protection they can survive through Winter.
  • How big will I get? Cytisus racemosus can grow to a height of 4m and a spread of 1m.
  • 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.

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Flowering Time
Foliage Colour

Care Guide

Soil Requirements

Cytisus racemosus 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 racemosus prefers a sheltered position and requires full sun to thrive, this consists of more than six hours of direct sunshine per day.


Cytisus racemosus 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 racemosus is generally pest free, and it tends not to have problems with diseases. It is also known to attract bees.

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