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Broom 'Warminster' [V]

Genus: Cytisus.

Species: Cytisus praecox.

Planted 03.10 Vistabile garage border
Bought Tesco 03.10 £5 for 2
Botanical Name: Cytisus x praecox 'Warminster'
Genus: Cytisus
Variety or Cultivar: 'Warminster' ~ 'Warminster' is a small, deciduous shrub with small, mid-green leaves and pale creamy-yellow flowers in late spring.

Pests: Generally pest-free.
Diseases: Generally disease-free.
Pruning: Do not cut into old wood.
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.
Propagation method(s): Semi-hardwood cuttings
Skill rating: Beginner
Maintenance hours / year:1

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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