Cytisus scoparius


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Scotch broom is an evergreen shrub, with bright yellow, pea-like flowers that may have red markings in the middle. Stems are woody and 5-angled, with lower, stalky leaves composed of 3 leaflets and upper, un-stalked leaves. Flat, hairy seedpods are initially green, turning brown or black with maturity. Scotch broom grows to 1-3 metres in height at maturity.

Seeds in packet: Approx  100 seeds

Growing Info:

Scarification: Soak in hot tap water, let stand in water for 24 hours.

Stratification: none required.

Germination: sow seed 1/4″ deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.

Other: if boiling water treatment does not allow seed to imbibe, sulfuric acid treatment is required.


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