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Sister Golden Hair® Scotch Broom Cytisus scoparius

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Exposure
  • 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).

Flower Season
  • Spring
Mature Size
18" 18"
Height
12 - 18"
Spread
12 - 18"

This plant is hardy in zones 5 - 8

Hardy Zones

Zones are based on the lowest average temperature an area is expected to receive during the winter. They are used to determine whether a plant is likely to be perennial in your area. If your zone is equal to or higher than the zone listed for the plant, it will be hardy for you and thrive in your climate.

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  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
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    Features

    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 sites

    Salt Tolerant
    Resists: 
    Deer

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    Shrub
    Shrub Type: 
    Deciduous
    Height Category: 
    Short
    Garden Height: 
    12 - 18 Inches
    Spacing: 
    12 - 18 Inches
    Spread: 
    12 - 18 Inches
    Flower Colors: 
    Yellow
    Flower Shade: 
    golden
    Foliage Colors: 
    Green
    Foliage Shade: 
    green
    Habit: 
    Mounding Trailing
    Container Role: 
    Spiller

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Sun
    Maintenance Category: 
    Easy
    Blooms On: 
    Old Wood
    Bloom Time: 
    Mid Spring
    Hardiness Zones: 
    5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b
    Water Category: 
    Low
    Needs Good Drainage
    Uses: 
    Border Plant
    Uses: 
    Landscape
    Uses Notes: 

    Container gardens, edging, mixed borders

    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.

    Sister Golden Hair® Cytisus scoparius 'SMSCGF' USPP 26,616, Can 5,638
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