Cytisus purgans

Spanish Gold broom, Cytisus purgans, Plant Select
Spanish Gold broom, Cytisus purgans, Plant Select
A dense mound of ascending bright green stems spangled for much of the spring with golden, pea blossoms. This subalpine shrub from the mountains of Spain has shown much greater hardiness than other large brooms and tolerates a wide range of soil and moisture conditions. Its rounded form and vivid blooms are outstanding. Shrub. Xeriscape.

Tips from the pros: Extremely tolerant of drought and alkaline soils but it does need to be well-drained. Cut back any brown or dead in early spring.
Plant Type Shrub
Height 3-4 feet
Width 5-6 feet
Flowering Season Mid to late spring
Flower Color Yellow
Sun Sun, Part Sun
Water Needs Moderate to dry
USDA Hardiness Zone Zones 4a-9
Soil Type Clay, loam, sandy
Deer Resistant Yes
Good for Pollination Yes
Winter Interest Yes
North American Native No
Year Introduced 2000
Annual Commercial Maintenance No maintenance, trim out any dead in spring if any.
5-10 Year Commercial Maintenance Follow annual maintenance. May need to be replaced after 15 years or more. Does not resprout well when old
Elevation Guide Up to 6200 ft