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Cytisus photo

Plants of the genus Cytisus are very decorative bushes thanks to its splendid golden blooms, particularly suitable for decorating gardens and meadows. Cytisus genus belongs to the family of the Fabaceae (formerly Leguminosae) and includes generally called brooms or Scotch broom plants. These are plants from Europe, Asia and northern Africa commonly deciduous perennials but also reminiscent of the broom (Genista gender). They are plants usually bushy, of varying dimensions to over two meters in height, with trifoliate leaves and flowers that most of the species are bright yellow begin to appear towards the end of spring, slightly fragrant. The Cytisus canariensis is a species of the Canaries, North America and Europe and is a plant that is well suited to be grown in pots. It presents the typical features of the genre: trifoliate leaves coated with a light fuzz of a nice light green; yellow flowers begin to sprout in advanced, fragrant spring and associates in terminal clusters.


The Cytisus is payable from May to October, once every two weeks, using a liquid fertilizer diluted in irrigation water and slightly decreasing doses over as indicated in the fertilizer. Cytisus plants are fairly simple to grow and do not request special care. The ideal growing temperatures are between 15 and 18 ° C and should not lower than 7 ° C during the cold season. In areas of hard winter weather it is appropriate cultivating potted plant, so that it can move to protected areas as winter arrives.