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Sweet Broom, Easter Broom
Scientific Name: Cytisus spachianus Kuntze
Synonym: Genista fragrans, Cytisus racemosus, Genista racemosa, Genista spachiana
Family: Fabaceae
Sweet Broom, Easter Broom (Cytisus  spachianus)
Cytisus spachianus in March
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 7-9,11-24
USDA: 8b-12

Frost Tolerance: Hardy to 15F (-10C)

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Origin: Canary Islands

Growth Habits: Evergreen shrub, 6 to 8 feet tall (1.8 to 2.4 m), 3 to 6 feet in spread (0.9-1.8 m)

Watering Needs: Little to no water when established


Cultural Practices:
Plant 5 feet apart. The Sweet Broom does not need fertilizer. Cut back flowered stems.

Blooming Habits:
Fragrant, yellow, pea shaped flowers in the spring.

Fruiting Habits:

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