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  • broom
  • Eventual height: 1.2m
  • Eventual spread: 1.2m

Cytisus × boskoopii 'Boskoop Ruby'

broom

5 year guarantee RHS award of garden merit
6 × 9cm pots £41.94 £20.97
6 × 9cm pots £41.94 £20.97
9cm pot £6.99 £3.49
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This shrub is deciduous so it will lose all its leaves in autumn, then fresh new foliage appears again each spring.

  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: fertile, well-drained, preferably neutral to acid soil
  • Rate of growth: average to fast-growing
  • Flowering period: May and June
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    In late-spring and early-summer the arching stems of this pretty shrub are covered with ruby-red, pea-like flowers. Ideal for a sunny, well-drained site, its compact size is especially suitable for the smaller garden. To prevent the plant from becoming leggy each year reduce flowered stems by a half.

  • Garden care:Pinch out the shoots of young plants to encourage the development of a bushy habit. It needs to be pruned each year after flowering to ensure a bumper crop of flowers in the following year. Reduce the flowered stems to young sideshoots or low buds, taking care not to cut into the old wood.
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