Moonlight Broom (Cytisus 'Moonlight')

moonlight broom (Cytisus 'Moonlight') (16451 bytes) Moonlight Broom (Cytisus 'Moonlight') is a legume shrub, often used in dry areas where other shrubs may have trouble succeeding. It grows to a height of 6 feet with an equal spread. Hardy to zone 5, it prefers full sun and well-drained soil and has low water needs. It tolerates a wide pH range and is drought tolerant.
   
moonlight broom foliage (7792 bytes) Foliage consists of small, narrow, bright green leaves.
moonlight broom flowers (7203 bytes) moonlight broom flowers (5496 bytes) Flowers bloom on old wood in late March to early June and are a pale, creamy yellow in color. Fragrant.
moonlight broom stems and seedpod (6827 bytes) Seeds are contained in legume-like pods.
broom stems in winter  (6028 bytes) Stems remain green in winter, giving this plant an interesting year-round appeal.

Photos: Judy Sedbrook

 

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