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
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.