Cytisus racemosus nana – Dwarf Yellow Broom
An evergreen shrub, Cytisus racemosus nana is commonly called the Dwarf Yellow Broom. Masses of yellow flowers from spring into summer will almost cover the plant.
This is a great landscaping plant for tough dry conditions. It is regarded as being drought tolerant and has a fairly fast growth rate.
It grows well in containers. Also known as the hedge broom and Dwarf Genista, it can be used as a screening plant if required. The flowers a rev pea shaved the foliage a good mid green
The species itself can reach over 3 metres in height, the dwarf variety is said to reach around 1.5 metres, however it can get taller than this in good conditions.
Cytisus racemosus nana Care
This is a shrub that adapts well to range of conditions. It thrives in full sun and copes well with poor soils.
After flowering, prune back to maintain compact bushy habit.
This is a very hardy plant that copes with coastal conditions, strong winds and strong direct sun.
It will only tolerate light frosts, C. scoparius is more frost tolerant.
Other Cytisus varieties include
- Cytisus x dallimorei ‘Lena’ – Deeper green foliage and ruby red flowers
- Cytisus x dallimorei ‘Lilac Time’ – Lilac flowers as the name suggests.