Scientific Name: Cytisus scoparius Form: Round
Common Name:Scotch broom Texture:Medium - fine
Family Name:FabaceaeHabit: Stiffly upright
Plant Type: Broadleaf evergreen, Invasive plant, Shrub - deciduous Mature Size (ht. X w.):1.3 - 2.0m x 1.5 - 2.0m
Origin: Europe Hardiness Zone:Zone 5: (-29 to -23 C)
Leaves: Compound, Alternate, Soft flexible, Pubescent, Trifoliate (ternate), Lanceolate, Entire
Flowers: Flowers solitary, (Floriferous), Yellow, May- Jun
Fruit: Legume, Black, Aug- Sep
Exposure: Full sun
Soil or Media: Well-drained, Rocky or gravelly or dry
Landscape Uses:
Key ID Features:Invasive weed; stems evergreen, angular; leaves small, trifoliate; flowers bright yellow, laterally symmetical, very abundant in May-June; fruit is legume, long white hairs when immature. Winter ID: stems evergreen; trunk solitary, woody.