Minstead Scotch Broom

Cytisus x 'Minstead' (Dallimorei hybrid)

Item 3145


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USDA Zone:
  • Light Needs
    Full sun
  • Watering Needs
    Once established, needs only occasional watering.

Abundant sprays of fragrant white-flushed lilac-pink blooms cover slender stems from spring into summer. Tiny green leaves are inconspicuous. Dense clumps make an interesting hedge, divider or screen. Deciduous.

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Average Size at Maturity
Slow growing to 6 ft. tall and wide.
Flowering Season
Botanical Name: Cytisus x 'Minstead' (Dallimorei hybrid)
Deciduous/ Evergreen: Deciduous
Growth Rate: Slow
Special Feature: Attracts Hummingbirds, Naturalizes Well, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise
Foliage Color: Green
Flower Attribute: Showy Flowers ,   Fragrant ,   Flowers for Cutting
Bloom Time: Spring to Early Summer
Flower Color: Purplish-pink
Garden Style: Rustic ,   Cottage
Design Ideas: An ideal background shrub that is large enough to block out offending views. Nicely fills corners or encloses water features with its open spreading habit. Light pink adds brightness to dull corners and buildings painted dark green or gray. Ideal plant in larger shrub beds adjacent to lawns.

Thrives in well-drained, sandy soils, though very adaptable. Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Water deeply, less frequently, once established. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. For a formal appearance, prune annually after flowering.


The brooms are shrubs that were actually used to make brooms or "besomes" in the Old World.

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