Cytisus Zeelandia is an RHS AGM winning deciduous shrub with graceful arching branches and lilac flowers throughout the summer. It’s popular with pollinators and suits the back of a border in low maintenance gardens.
Common Broom is the well-known yellow flowering native that grows in a wide swathe across Europe on difficult soils. This Broom Zeelandia cultivar is just as hardy but has bi-coloured pea-shaped flowers in lilac and cream across spring and summer. The flowers are loved by pollinators and once they’ve dropped, the arching branches with deep green glossy foliage are a fitting backdrop to flower borders in urban and country cottage style gardens.
Broom Zeelandia is very easy to grow tolerating most situations and soils. It’s a good choice for beginners and wildlife enthusiasts as well as lovers of low maintenance pretty colour.
Height And Spread of Cytisus Zeelandia Fast-growing Cytisus Zeelandia will reach a rough height and spread of 1.5 metres over 2-5 years.
How Hardy is Cytisus Zeelandia Broom is a hardy shrub, and Broom Zeelandia is no exception. It will cope with below zero icy winters if its roots are well-drained. It tolerates drought, pollution, and poor soil too.
How To Use Cytisus Zeelandia Broom Zeelandia is a versatile flowering shrub with lots to offer. It’s good in wildlife-friendly gardens and near orchards or vegetable gardens as a pollinating partner. It’s also an excellent choice for gravel gardens, rock gardens, pollution prone front gardens, and as a backdrop in all types of flower borders including those prone to coastal sprays.
You can grow Broom in a large well-watered and fed plant container to bring pollinators to your balcony, deck or patio.
How To Care For Cytisus Zeelandia Broom Zeelandia is easy-to-grow and requires very little care. It prefers full sun in well-drained soil of any type, but may become chlorotic on chalky soils. If this happens add a thick layer of well-rotted organic matter each spring and top up with a liquid feed. Its old wood won’t regenerate so prune Broom Zeelandia lightly after flowering, trimming back its new branches by a third and removing congested or damaged stems as you go. Water well until established and throughout the growing months if it’s in a container.