Moonlight Broom (Cytisus 'Moonlight'
|Moonlight Broom (Cytisus
)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.
|Foliage consists of small, narrow, bright green leaves.|
|Flowers bloom on old wood in late March to early June and are a pale, creamy yellow in color. Fragrant.|
|Seeds are contained in legume-like pods.|
|Stems remain green in winter, giving this plant an interesting year-round appeal.|
Photos: Judy Sedbrook
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Date last revised: 01/05/2010