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Kew Broom (Cytisus)

Cytisus kewensis
SKU: HC014518
per Plant - 2.5" Pot
No longer available this season.
A carefree low growing groundcover shrub, Kew Broom blooms in late spring with a tremendous display of creamy-yellow flowers. Its evergreen stems give it good winter interest as well. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).
key features
Botanical Name
Cytisus kewensis
Growing Zones
Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
Bee Friendly, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Groundcover, Low Maintenance, Fragrant, Rock Gardens, Erosion Control
Soil Moisture
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Mature Height
12-18" tall
Bloom Time
Late spring to early summer


12-18" 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.)
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