Also known as
Scotch broom, Broom
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Common broom Overview
Widely distributed in central and western Europe including the UK. Is tall and vigorous species reaching 1.8-2.5m in height . Bright yellow-orange flowers appear in late spring and early summer. The black seed pods may be abundant, ripening in mid-summer and scattering their seed with a sharp, cracking sound in hot, dry weather. In cooler areas of some southern hemisphere countries it has become a troublesome weed. 'Pendulus' is a rare cultivar with pendulous branches.
Common problems with Common broom
How to propagate Common broom
Propagated from seed, cuttings or grafting.
Special features of Common broom
Other uses of Common broom
Banks, hedging, specimen. Spring/Summer interest. Suitable for coastal conditions. Whole plant is poisonous if eaten.