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Broom 'Windlesham Ruby' [V]

Genus: Cytisus.

Species: Cytisus scoparius.

Planted 03.10 Vistabile garage bed
Bought Tesco 2 for £5
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Cytisus Scoparius Windlesham Ruby
Common Broom.

Rounded, bushy, deciduous shrub with slender arching green branches.

Abundant carmine-red Pea-shaped flowers in late Spring and early Summer.

Ideal wall shrub for a hot site.

Hardy.

Height 1-1.5m

Spread 1m
Grows in any good soil (will also tolerate poor acidic soils) in full sun.
Awards:
RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)
Suggested uses:
Banks and Slopes, Beds and borders, Cottage/Informal, Drought Tolerant, Low Maintenance
Soil types:
Clay, Loamy, Sandy
Soil drainage:
Well-drained
Soil pH:
Acid, Alkaline
Light:
Full Sun
Aspect:
North, South, East, West
Exposure:
Exposed or Sheltered
Hardiness:
Hardy (H4)
Pests: Generally pest-free.
Diseases: Generally disease-free.
Pruning: Do not cut into old wood.
Propagation method(s): Semi-hardwood cuttings
Skill rating: Beginner
Maintenance hours / year: 1
[Source: www.shootgardening.co.uk/ ]

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Reminders for this plant

Due about 14 years ago:

Prune

After flowering, varieties of Cytisus scoparius and C. x praecox can be pruned to keep them neat and tidy. If left untrimmed for many years, they will become bare and ugly at the base and produce fewer flowers. Cut back flowered shoots to a sideshoot that hasn’t produced flowers or to a plump bud. Aim to remove at least half of the previous season’s growth. Do not cut back into old wood because cytisus are reluctant to re-sprout. Old and neglected shrubs do not respond to severe pruning and so are best replaced.

Due about 13 years ago:

Prune

After flowering, varieties of Cytisus scoparius and C. x praecox can be pruned to keep them neat and tidy. See original reminder/notes

Due about 12 years ago:

Prune

After flowering, varieties of Cytisus scoparius and C. x praecox can be pruned to keep them neat and tidy. See original reminder/notes

Due almost 11 years ago:

Prune

See previous reminders