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Cytisus Andreanus Splendens is a superb deciduous hybrid of the native broom bears a bright profusion of predominantly bright yellow with crimson flowers along arching green branches in late spring and early summer. Although it is deciduous the branches retain their bright green colour through winter adding year round interest to your garden.




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  • Scotch broom is native to North Africa and parts of Europe."}},"@type": "Question","name": "How long do broom plants live?","acceptedAnswer": "@type": "Answer","text": "They are relatively short-lived shrubs. The maximum lifespan is ten to 15 years.","@type": "Question","name": "How do broom plants spread?","acceptedAnswer": "@type": "Answer","text": "They spread almost exclusively by seed dispersal, which makes them highly invasive."]}]}] .icon-garden-review-1fill:#b1dede.icon-garden-review-2fill:none;stroke:#01727a;stroke-linecap:round;stroke-linejoin:round > buttonbuttonThe Spruce The Spruce's Instagram The Spruce's TikTok The Spruce's Pinterest The Spruce's Facebook NewslettersClose search formOpen search formSearch DecorRoom Design

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Like many brooms, the stems of Spanish Gold Broom are generally green and stick-like (hence the name) and covered with small green leaves from spring until early fall. The yellow pea-like blossoms are very fragrant (a vanilla-like aroma) and last for a couple of weeks in early spring.


This deciduous plant reaches 1 to 3 feet tall and wide at maturity and grows in an upright mounding habit that slightly weeps over. After the flowers fade, the bright tiny green leaves make it an attractive textural shrub for summer and fall interest in your landscape. The seed pods create interest after the leaves have dropped in the fall. Plant Sister Disco Cytisus scoparius 'SMNCSCRY' USPPAF in a sunny location in USDA hardiness zones 5 to 8.


This plant makes a great companion to spring-flowering bulbs because they bloom around the same time. It can be used to create low borders, as a specimen plant, in perennial or shrub gardens and in containers. Space multiple plants 3 feet apart on center. This plant is not recommended for the northwestern US.


Cytisus scoparius 'Moonlight' (Scotch Broom) is a deciduous shrub with upright to arching stems boasting a profusion of moonlight yellow to creamy white pea-like flowers in spring. Incredibly showy, they literally smother the plant. When in bloom, this Scotch Broom is one of the most eye-catching sight in the spring garden. The blossoms give way to fuzzy seed pods, 1-2 in. (2-5 cm) long, which will explode when mature forcefully expelling the seeds. The stems bear small, deep green trifoliate leaves. Fast-growing, adaptable, care-free, it is drought, dry and poor soils, salt tolerant. Use in mass plantings, mixed borders or as an informal screen or hedge.


Scotch broom was introduced from Europe as a garden ornamental by early settlers of the Pacific Coast. Later it was used to prevent erosion and stabilize banks and sand dunes. The woody shrub establishes quickly in disturbed areas, according to Andy Hulting, a weed specialist for the Oregon State University Extension Service.


"Its invasive habit and economic costs have landed Scotch broom on the State Weed Board's list of noxious weeds, along with its relatives French, Portuguese and Spanish brooms and gorse," Hulting said. Scotch broom costs Oregonians an estimated $40 million per year in lost timber revenue and control efforts.


What can you do to control this noxious weed? Prevention is the best method, especially in areas where the ground and other plants have been disturbed by overgrazing or development, Hulting said. Care should be taken not to transport soil that is contaminated with Scotch broom seeds.


"Quickly re-vegetate disturbed sites with fast-growing, competitive native plants to limit Scotch broom spread," he said. "Native trees (such as Douglas-fir or red alder), shrubs (such as woods rose, currants and snowberry) and native grass mixes can help prevent and slow Scotch broom infestations."


OSU Extension recommends that you learn to identify Scotch broom and the other non-native broom species in the Pacific Northwest that have the potential to become weedy. The publication, Scotch Broom (PNW 103), which has color photos, identification information and control measures, is available online.


Several broad-spectrum herbicides, including glyphosate and imazapyr, can be effective in controlling Scotch broom infestations. Avoid spraying when plants are blooming; the flowers can prevent thorough coverage to plant tissues.


Scientists continue to investigate biological control possibilities for Scotch broom and other noxious weeds. The Oregon Department of Agriculture has released a species of seed weevil whose larvae feed on the developing Scotch broom seedpods. They can destroy up to about 80 percent of the broom seed inside the pods.


Scotch broom was introduced from the Mediterranean and is an escaped garden plant in Canada. It easily invades sunny, disturbed sites such as rangelands, roadsides, and areas of recent logging. Scotch broom can increase the intensity of wildfires, obstruct sightlines along roads, and crowd out native plants that animals depend on. A mature plant can live up to 25 years and produce seeds that can survive in the soil for 30 years.


Scotch broom is a shrub that grows from 1-3 m in height. Stems are woody, rigid and five-angled. Lower leaves have three leaflets, while the upper leaves are singular. It has bright yellow pea-like flowers, that sometimes have red markings in the middle.


Knowledge of the introduction history of invasive plants informs on theories of invasiveness and assists in the invasives management. For the highly successful invasive shrub Scotch broom, Cytisus scoparius, we analysed a combination of nuclear and chloroplast microsatellites for eight native source regions and eight independent invasion events in four countries across three continents. We found that two exotic Australian populations came from different sources, one of which was derived from multiple native populations, as was an invasive sample from California. An invasive population from New Zealand appeared to be predominantly sourced from a single population, either from the native or exotic ranges. Four invasive populations from Chile were genetically differentiated from the native range samples analysed here and so their source of introduction could not be confirmed, but high levels of differentiation between the Chilean populations suggested a combination of different sources. This extensive global data set of replicated introductions also enabled tests of key theories of invasiveness in relation to genetic diversity. We conclude that invasive populations have similar levels of high genetic diversity to native ranges; levels of admixture may vary across invasive populations so admixture does not appear to have been an essential requirement for invasion; invasive and native populations exhibit similar level of genetic structure indicating similar gene flow dynamics for both types of populations. High levels of diversity and multiple source populations for invasive populations observed here discount founder effects or drift as likely explanations for previously observed seed size differences between ranges. The high levels of genetic diversity, differential and source admixture identified for most exotic populations are likely to limit the ability to source biocontrol agents from the native region of origin of invasive populations.


Thomas Jefferson incorporated both Scotch and Spanish broom (Genista hispanica) into his early landscape schemes at Monticello, including his design for the grove and for an enormous labyrinth on the north side of the mountain.[1]


The plant had a variety of uses. It was recommended for hedges in Virginia and for feeding pigs and sheep.[2] It was also used for medicinal purposes, cloth and paper-making, and as a substitute for hops and coffee.[3] However, its most well-known function was as a broom, hence its name.[4]


Scotch broom is a shrub that grows up to 10 feet tall and whose green branches are sharply angled with five ridges. Young plants have hairy stems, while mature plants are hairless. Along the stem, small, pea-like, yellow flowers bloom from late May to June. The flowers give way to blackish-brown seed pods with hairs along the seams that explode when mature. Scotch broom leaves are small, alternately arranged, oblong and occur in groups of three. 041b061a72


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