This deciduous shrub provides year round interest in the garden. Pale yellow pea-like flowers are fragrant and cover the bushes for a showy display in late spring to early summer. The evergreen stems bear small sparse leaves and provide medium fine texture and winter interest. Warminster broom grows quickly to five feet tall and has arching shoots that add a graceful appearance. It tolerates drought, air pollution and dry, infertile, poor soil so can be used in difficult areas such as slopes and banks as well as in borders and beds.
Type: Deciduous flowering shrub
Outstanding Features: Floral display; evergreen stems
Form: Upright with arching branches.
Growth Rate: Rapid
Bloom: Pale yellow fragrant flowers in late spring to early summer
Size: 5-6’ H x 5” W
Light: Full sun to partial sun
Soil: Poor, well-drained, slightly acidic
Hardiness: Zones 6-8
Care: Pinch growing tips of young plants to encourage bushiness; remove flowering stems after bloom to open up the plant and encourage new growth from below.
Pests and Diseases: Generally pest and disease free
Propagation: Cuttings in late summer.