Cyni Broom flowers
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Height: 18 inches
Spread: 24 inches
Hardiness Zone: 3b
Other Names: False Heather, Scotch Broom
A high quality flowering shrub for difficult places with dry, infertile soil, excellent for use in massing; yellow flowers in spring in a densely branched, twiggy mound; best used in specific landscape situations
Cyni Broom is draped in stunning fragrant yellow pea-like flowers along the branches from mid to late spring. It has emerald green foliage throughout the season. The small compound leaves do not develop any appreciable fall colour. The fruit is not ornamentally significant. The lime green stems can be quite attractive.
Cyni Broom is an open multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with a shapely form and gracefully arching branches. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.
This is a high maintenance shrub that will require regular care and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;
Cyni Broom is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Mass Planting
- General Garden Use
Planting & Growing
Cyni Broom will grow to be about 18 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 24 inches. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 20 years.
This shrub should only be grown in full sunlight. It prefers dry to average moisture levels with very well-drained soil, and will often die in standing water. It is considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for a low-water garden or xeriscape application. It is particular about its soil conditions, with a strong preference for clay, alkaline soils, and is able to handle environmental salt. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This species is not originally from North America.