Sister Disco® Scotch Broom Cytisus scoparius
Can you dig it?
Sister Disco® Scotch broom is a far-out burst of color for your spring garden. Each pea-shaped bloom is screaming yellow dabbed with bright red. This spring bloomer is especially when paired with colorful spring blooming bulbs like daffodils, tulips, and crocus. Sister Disco Scotch broom loves sunny, dry conditions, which the bulbs also like, so pairing these plants together works visually as well as horticulturally! After blooming, wiry green stems are covered in tiny leaves, which provide a unique textural effect. We do not recommend this plant for the Northwest.
Top reasons to grow Sister Disco® Scotch broom:
- Eye-popping two-toned flowers
- Very deer resistant
- Thrives in hot, sunny sitesDrought TolerantSalt TolerantResists:Deer
CharacteristicsPlant Type:ShrubShrub Type:DeciduousHeight Category:MediumGarden Height:12 - 36 InchesSpacing:12 - 36 InchesSpread:12 - 36 InchesFlower Colors:RedFlower Colors:YellowFlower Shade:Yellow and RedFoliage Colors:GreenFoliage Shade:GreenHabit:UprightContainer Role:Thriller
Plant NeedsLight Requirement:Sun
The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).Maintenance Category:EasyBlooms On:Old WoodBloom Time:Mid SpringHardiness Zones:5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8bWater Category:LowNeeds Good DrainageSoil Fertility Requirement:Poor SoilUses:Border PlantUses:Cut FlowerUses:LandscapeUses:Mass PlantingUses:Specimen or Focal PointUses Notes:
This upright Scotch broom has a distinctive broom-like silhouette that makes it a striking textural accent in garden beds and landscaping planting. Needs full sun and well-drained soil.Maintenance Notes:
Needs very well-drained soils, especially during periods of cold temperatures. Mostly maintenance-free, but if it does look a bit scruffy, you can give it a light trim after it blooms in spring.
PLEASE NOTE: Sister Disco® - Scotch Broom - Cytisus scoparius is restricted and cannot be shipped to the state(s) of CA, ID, MT, OR, UT, WA and WI. MD notes that it may be invasive.Sister Disco® Cytisus scoparius 'SMNCSCRY' USPP 30,186