Sister Redhead® 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).
True red blooms for spring.
Sister Redhead® Scotch broom becomes a blaze of bright red pea-shaped flowers in spring. Each intricate bloom is dotted with a tiny beak of yellow, just enough to deepen the red and really make it pop. This spring bloomer is especially when paired with colorful spring blooming bulbs like daffodils, tulips, and crocus. Sister Redhead Scotch broom loves sunny, dry conditions, which these bulbs also like, so pairing them 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 Redhead® Scotch broom:
- Dramatic spring flowers in a deep, unforgettable red.
- Very deer resistant.
- Thrives in hot, sunny sites.Drought TolerantSalt TolerantResists:Deer
CharacteristicsPlant Type:ShrubShrub Type:DeciduousHeight Category:MediumGarden Height:36 - 48 InchesSpacing:36 - 48 InchesSpread:36 - 48 InchesFlower Colors:RedFlower Shade:RedFoliage Colors:GreenFoliage Shade:GreenHabit:UprightContainer Role:Thriller
Plant NeedsLight Requirement:SunMaintenance 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.Sister Redhead® Cytisus scoparius 'SMNCSAB' USPP 30,214