CytisusLena is drought resistant and an insect friendly Broom with a brown red colour edged by deep golden
Broom shrubs attract many butterflies and insects whilst in full blossom;they grow best in soil with a little bit of peat mixed to it.
Details Cytisus Lena
- Bee Friendly
- Pot size: 9 cm
- Blooms: May – June
- Flower colour: red
- Full grown: 5 Years
- Plant location: sunny
- Plant depth: 15 cm
- Plant spacing: 75 cm
- Hardiness: -15 Celsius
- Harmful if eaten
- Preferred soil: Well drained
How to take care of Cytisus Lena
For best results soak the roots for approx 2 hrs before planting, water well after planting and for the next few weeks. Plant them either in autumn or spring. Cytisus does best in poor, sandy soil in a sunny location.
It will flower abundantly from late spring to early summer. Cut back the stems after flowering to about half their length but make sure you do not cut into old wood. Cytisus is a short-lived shrub lasting approx 10 years before they eventually die out.
PLEASE NOTE: All parts of this plant are poisonous especially the roots.