Details12-18" tall x 4-6' wide (cutting propagated). The fabulous spring display of creamy yellow flowers and year-round, bright green stems of this spreading shrub make it a standout in the xeric landscape. Originally recommended to me by Colorado gardener, author, garden writer Marsha Tatroe, her enthusiasm for this vigorous, hybrid shrub is well founded. A carefree grower, it lives for decades as a woody groundcover in harsh sites and difficult-to-plant slopes. Combine it with upright growing ornamental grasses and around the base larger shrubs for best effect. This sterile hybrid between C. ardoinii and C. multiflorus was originally discovered at Kew Gardens in England. Here, it was recognized by the Royal Horticultural Society with their Award of Garden Merit. Thia Cytisus has not been observed to reseed in the Intermountain West. (Not for sale to CA, WA or OR.)
|Common Name||Kew Broom|
|Botanical Name||Cytisus kewensis|
|Zones||5, 6, 7, 8, 9|
|Light Requirements||Full Sun|
|Mature Height||12-18" tall|
|Mature Spread||4-6' wide|
|Bloom Time||Late spring to early summer|
|Ships As||Potted Plant|
|Planting Time||Spring / Summer, Fall|
|Soil Type||Clay Soil, Sandy Soil, Average Soil|
|Soil Moisture||Drought Resistant / Waterwise|
|Amount of Rain||Less than 10" (with irrigation), 10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40" (with care)|
|Advantages||Deer Resistant, Bee Friendly, Rabbit Resistant|
|Ideal Region||Anywhere In The US|
|Neonicotinoid-Free||Yes - Learn More|
|Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada||No|
Plant Shipping: Buy now and we will ship your order at the ideal planting time for your region. Spring-Planted Perennial and Bulb orders will ship from February 27-June 30, warmest zones first. Most plant orders will arrive within 3-4 days, or less, of leaving our greenhouses. This prompt delivery is provided without additional express charges.
Grass Plugs Will ship at planting time in spring 2017, beginning in late February.
Wildflower Seed & Grass Seed Orders ship within 2-3 days.
Standard shipping costs are $4.99 and up, depending on the size of the order.
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I use this at the edge of my flower garden and would certainly use it in a container in combination with other plants
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USDA Hardiness Planting Zones
To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.
- If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
- If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).
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