White broom (Cytisus multiflorus)

Shrubs are essential plants for any garden, patio, balcony or terrace, as there are many that remain beautiful throughout the year and that also tolerate pruning well, as is the case with Cytisus multiflorus.

This is an ideal species to grow anywhere, as long as it is exposed to direct sun. As if that were not enough, it resists pests and diseases very well. Let’s see in detail how it is cared for.

Origin and characteristics

Image – Wikimedia/ Miguel Vieira

It is a shrub known as the white broom native to the Iberian Peninsula, where it grows in the center and in the western half. Today it has become naturalized in countries such as England, France, and Italy, and has even reached New Zealand and the United States.

It grows at a good rate until it reaches 2-3 meters in height, with flexible branches, the young ones being pubescent and striated. The leaves that sprout from the upper part are simple and linear-lanceolate, while those on the lower part are trifoliolate.

The flowers, which appear in spring and summer, are small, 1-2cm, white and are grouped in clusters. The fruit is a squashed legume 2.5cm long.

What are their cares?

Image – Wikimedia/ Júlio Reis

If you want to have a specimen of Cytisus multiflorus, we recommend that you take care of it as follows:

  • Location: it must be outside, in full sun.
  • Land:
    • Pot: uses universal growing medium (on sale here ).
    • Garden: grows in well-drained soils.
  • Watering: water 3 or 4 times a week in summer, and a little less the rest of the year.
  • Subscriber: it is interesting to pay it with ecological fertilizers, such as guano or compost, once a month or every 15 days.
  • Multiplication: by seeds in spring.
  • Hardiness: it resists well the cold and the frosts of until -12ºC.

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