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Cytisus x praecox 'Warminster' (Warminster broom)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
1.5m
Max height
1.5m
Max spread
10-20 years
To maturity
Low
Toxicity

Plant details

Botanical name

Cytisus x praecox 'Warminster'

Other names

Warminster broom

Genus

Cytisus Cytisus

Variety or Cultivar

'Warminster' _ 'Warminster' is a small, deciduous shrub with small, mid-green leaves and pale creamy-yellow flowers in late spring.


Cytisus x praecox 'Warminster' is: Deciduous

Habit

Bushy, Dense

Toxicity

All parts (including the seeds) may cause mild stomach upset if eaten.

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Cream, Pale-yellow in Spring

Foliage

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

How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest-free.

Diseases

Generally disease-free.

General care

Pruning

Do not cut into old wood.

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Cytisus x praecox 'Warminster' (Warminster broom) will reach a height of 1.5m and a spread of 1.5m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

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

Cultivation

Grows in any good soil (will also tolerate poor acidic soils) in full sun.

Soil type

Clay, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline

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 x praecox 'Warminster'

Other names

Warminster broom

Genus

Cytisus Cytisus

Variety or Cultivar

'Warminster' _ 'Warminster' is a small, deciduous shrub with small, mid-green leaves and pale creamy-yellow flowers in late spring.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Bushy, Dense

Toxicity

All parts (including the seeds) may cause mild stomach upset if eaten.

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Cream, Pale-yellow in Spring

Foliage

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


How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest-free.

Diseases

Generally disease-free.

General care

Pruning

Do not cut into old wood.

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Cytisus x praecox 'Warminster' (Warminster broom) will reach a height of 1.5m and a spread of 1.5m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

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

Cultivation

Grows in any good soil (will also tolerate poor acidic soils) in full sun.

Soil type

Clay, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline

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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