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

Cytisus 'Lena'


5 year guarantee RHS award of garden merit
2 litre pot £16.99

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
  • Flowering period: May to June
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Upright to gently splaying green stems are studded with small leaves, and then in late spring, an abundance of small pea-like blooms put on a really spectacular show. The flower colour is quite unusual too, being a blend of red, orange and yellow tones - and that makes it ideal for adding early interest to borders with a hot colour scheme. An easy and undemanding shrub, it is happiest in a sunny spot with freely draining soils.

  • 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.