Cytisus Praecox Hollandia (Broom Hollandia) is an RHS AGM winning broom with deciduous foliage and pretty cream and red flowers in summer. It’s perfect as part of a sunny bordershrub display.
Cytisus is native to Europe, Western Asia and North Africa where it thrives in warmer climates. The variety Hollandia is a small shrub with long wispy green stems and tiny tough green leaves. Foliage emerges in spring with a flush of cream and crimson pea-type flowers that attract pollinators. Flowers remain on the shrub from late spring through the summer bringing shape and colour to a flower border. In autumn the foliage falls leaving a well-structured rounded framework.
This is a good selection for your shrub border as it grows without too much fuss and brings a bright and cheerful display each year.
Height and Spread of Cytisus Praecox Hollandia Broom Hollandia is a compact upright shrub that will reach a maximum height of 1 – 1.5 metres and spread across the same over 2-5 years.
How Hardy Is Cytisus Praecox Hollandia Broom Hollandia is hardy to minus temperatures if the roots are well-drained. It prefers a sunny position and will tolerate drought once established.
How To Use Cytisus Praecox Hollandia A cheerful addition to a flower border Broom Hollandia can be relied upon to bring spring colour and attract pollinators to wildlife friendly spaces. It grows well in a sunny front garden and suits rock/gravel gardens.
Broom will take to a well-watered and fed container to brighten up dull patio.
How To Care For Cytisus Praecox Hollandia Broom Hollandia is a tough plant that will manage in most situations including poor soils, but it may become chlorotic on chalky soils. Feed with a good quality liquid plant food if the leaves turn yellow.
Broom loves full sun but will settle for partial shade too. Choose the planting hole carefully as broom doesn’t like transplantation.
It’s best not to prune broom, but you can remove broken branches in the dormant seasons and trim to maintain a shape. Avoid cutting into old wood as new stems will not grow there.