Sister Golden Hair® Scotch Broom Cytisus scoparius
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).
Sunny spring color!
Sister Golden Hair® is not your typical Scotch broom: it grows with elegant, weeping branches that are covered in brilliant yellow spring blooms. The flowers are much larger and brighter than other Scotch brooms, making for a truly memorable display, especially when paired with colorful spring blooming bulbs like daffodils, tulips, and crocus. Sister Golden Hair Scotch broom loves sunny, dry conditions, which the bulbs also like, so pairing these plants together works visually as well as horticulturally! After blooming, its graceful green stems are covered in tiny leaves, which provide a unique textural effect. We do not recommend htis plant for the Northwest.
Top reasons to grow Sister Golden Hair® Scotch broom:
- Extra large, very bright yellow flowers
- Very deer resistant
- Thrives in hot, sunny sitesSalt TolerantResists:Deer
CharacteristicsPlant Type:ShrubShrub Type:DeciduousHeight Category:ShortGarden Height:12 - 18 InchesSpacing:12 - 18 InchesSpread:12 - 18 InchesFlower Colors:YellowFlower Shade:goldenFoliage Colors:GreenFoliage Shade:greenHabit:Mounding TrailingContainer Role:Spiller
Plant NeedsLight Requirement:SunMaintenance Category:EasyBlooms On:Old WoodBloom Time:Mid SpringHardiness Zones:5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8bWater Category:LowNeeds Good DrainageUses:Border PlantUses:LandscapeUses Notes:
Container gardens, edging, mixed bordersMaintenance 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 Golden Hair® - Scotch Broom - Cytisus scoparius is restricted and cannot be shipped to the state(s) of CA, ID, MT, OR, UT, WA, WI, or WY. MD notes that it may be invasive.Sister Golden Hair® Cytisus scoparius 'SMSCGF' USPP 26,616, Can 5,638