Monday, 9 May 2016

Chamaecytisus

Now included in Cytisus - this is a group of very pretty small shrubs ideal for raised beds and rockeries, growing with alpines and bulbs in full sun. Unlike most of the familiar brooms, these are not leafless in summer.

Cytisus purpureus
Chamaecytisus purpureus
With rosy mauve pea flowers for a few weeks in spring and glaucous trifoliate leaves. For any well-drained soil in sun.
Chamaecytisus purpureus
If anybody knows the whereabouts of the white (albus) or dark purple (Atropurpureus) forms of this species I'd be very interested to know. It's possible they've slipped unnoticed from cultivation.
1L pots ~ £7



Cytisus Lilac Lady
Chamaecytisus purpureus Lilac Lady
Apparently a hybrid of purpureus and praecox. Generally very like the former but a more compact shrub with denser, smaller leaves and pale violet flowers. Needs exactly the same conditions
1L pots ~ £7



Cytisus hirsutus
Cytisus hirsutus
A lovely small arching shrub with fresh lemon yellow pea flowers over a long period in spring and soft pale green leaves. Well drained sunny soils
1L pots ~ £7



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