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Cytisus multiflorus (White Spanish broom)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
2.5m
Max height
2.5m
Max spread
5-10 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Cytisus multiflorus

Other names

White Spanish broom, Portugal laburnum, White broom, Cytisus albus

Genus

Cytisus Cytisus

Species

C. multiflorus - C. multiflorus is a mid-sized, upright deciduous shrub that bears a profusion of white flowers in late spring to early summer.


Cytisus multiflorus is: Deciduous

Habit

Dense, Erect

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

White in Spring; White in Summer

Foliage

Mid-green in Spring; Mid-green in Summer; Mid-green in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Gall mites Gall mites

Diseases

Generally disease-free.

General care

Pruning

Do not cut into old wood.

Propagation methods

Seed, Semi-hardwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Cytisus multiflorus (White Spanish broom) will reach a height of 2.5m and a spread of 2.5m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Banks and Slopes, Beds and borders, Cottage/Informal, Drought Tolerant, Low Maintenance

Cultivation

Grow in moderately fertile, well-drained, preferably acid soil in full sun. May become chlorotic on shallow, chalky soils. Does not like being transplanted.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Cytisus multiflorus

Other names

White Spanish broom, Portugal laburnum, White broom, Cytisus albus

Genus

Cytisus Cytisus

Species

C. multiflorus - C. multiflorus is a mid-sized, upright deciduous shrub that bears a profusion of white flowers in late spring to early summer.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Dense, Erect

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

White in Spring; White in Summer

Foliage

Mid-green in Spring; Mid-green in Summer; Mid-green in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Gall mites

Diseases

Generally disease-free.

General care

Pruning

Do not cut into old wood.

Propagation methods

Seed, Semi-hardwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Cytisus multiflorus (White Spanish broom) will reach a height of 2.5m and a spread of 2.5m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Banks and Slopes, Beds and borders, Cottage/Informal, Drought Tolerant, Low Maintenance

Cultivation

Grow in moderately fertile, well-drained, preferably acid soil in full sun. May become chlorotic on shallow, chalky soils. Does not like being transplanted.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6

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Do You know where in the UK I might be able to buy white cytisus multiflorus seed ? I believe that most propogation is done through cuttings and am finding it almost impossible to find any supplier… read more

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