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Cytisus × boskoopii 'Zeelandia' AGM

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Characteristics

Plant type

Shrub

Habit

Bushy

Toxicity

All parts, especially the seeds, may cause mild stomach upset if ingested

Resilience

Hardiness

H5 (hardy - cold winter)

Colour

Flower

Cream and Pink in Spring and Summer

Foliage

Dark Green in Autumn, Spring and Summer

Stem

Green in Autumn, Spring, Summer and Winter

Size

Ultimate height

1-1.5 metres

Ultimate spread

1-1.5 metres

Time to ultimate height

2-5 years


Preferred common name

broom 'Zeelandia'

Family

Papilionaceae


Cytisus can be deciduous or evergreen shrubs, ranging from prostrate to erect and almost tree-like, with small, simple or 3-parted leaves and pea-like flowers spring or summer

'Zeelandia' is a small, bushy deciduous shrub with broom-like green stems and small dark green leaves. Flowers abundant, pink and cream, opening in late spring and early summer

Synonym(s)

  • Cytisus 'Zeelandia'

How to grow

Sunlight

  • Full sun

Aspect

  • South-facing or West-facing
  • Exposed or Sheltered

Cultivation

Grow in any well-drained soil in full sun; will thrive in poor acid soil. Lime tolerant but may become chlorotic on shallow chalk soils. Plant when young, resents transplanting

Soil

  • Well-drained
  • Acid, Alkaline or Neutral
  • Chalk, Sand or Loam

Propagation

Propagate by semi-ripe cuttings in summer

Suggested planting locations and garden types

Coastal, Cottage/Informal Garden, Flower borders and beds, Drought Resistant or Gravel Garden


How to care

Pruning

Pruning group 1. Will not tolerate hard pruning. New growth will not rejuvenate from old wood

Pests

Generally pest free but may be affected by gall mites

Diseases

Generally disease free