Cytisus multiflorus (White Spanish broom) will reach a height of 2.5 m and a spread of 2.5 m after 5-10 years.
Grows in sprawling height, with a broomlike array of many five-angled flexible branches. Leaves appear mainly on lower branches, each made up of three leaflets. Some leaves grow on the upper branches; these are generally made up of a single leaflet. Each leaflet is under a centimeter long and may be linear to oblong in shape and coated in soft silvery hairs.
The white, pea-like flower is up to a centimeter long and is often marked with a dark pinkish streak near the base. The fruit is a hairy legume pod up to 3 cm long. The pods turn black with age and dehisce explosively to release their four to six seeds away from the parent plant.
It is used for banks and slopes, beds and borders, cottage or informal gardens. Drought Tolerant plant, which requiers low maintenance.
Grow in moderately fertile, well-drained, preferably acid soil in full sun. May become chlorotic on shallow, chalky soils. Does not like being transplanted.
Genus - Cytisus
Species - Multiflorus Alba
Common name - White Spanish Broom
Pre-Treatment - Not-required
Hardiness zones - 7 - 11
Height - 2,50 m
Spread - 2,50 m
Plant type - Small Shrub
Vegetation type - Deciduous
Exposure - Full Sun
Growth rate - Fast
Soil PH - Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil type - Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)
Water requirements - Average water, drought tolerant
Landscape uses - Banks and Slopes, Beds and borders, Cottage/Informal, Drought Tolerant, Low Maintenance
Bloom season - May - June
Leaf / Flower color - Green / White
|Germination||Soak in warm water for 24-48 hours, which should be changed daily. Most seeds swell up when they are soaked, those that do should be sown immediately.|
Sow on the surface. Cover with a clear plastic or glass. Keep moist at +22-+25C.
Seeds will usually germinate in 25-30 days.
Normally will only germinate with light, GA-3 may promote germination - even in the dark. Transplant to final quarters whilst still small. Information source: www.pfaf.org.