Cytisus praecox ‘Moonlight’

Moonlight Scotch Broom
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Plant Type

Shrub

Evergreen-Deciduous

Deciduous, Semi-Evergreen

Overall Mature Size

Medium

Mature Height & Spread

5-6′ x 5-6′

Exposure

Full sun

Water

Medium, Low Water

Flower Color

Yellow

Bloom Time

Spring

Special Features

Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Hedge, Low Water Use, Screen

Container Sizes

#1, #5

Natural Growth Habit

Rounding, Mounding

Sunset Garden Zones

2-9, 14-22

Minimum USDA Hardiness Zone

5B-9B

Fast-growing deciduous shrub to 5-6’ tall and wide. Semi-evergreen in mild climates. This durable variety forms a dense, rounded mound of gracefully-arching stems clad with tiny, bright-green leaves and is prized for its abundant, eye-catching sprays of lightly-fragrant, pea-like, creamy-yellow flowers that appear in spring. These showy flower sprays attract bees and make a good cut flower for mixed arrangements. Flowers are followed by olive-green seed pods that mature in fall. Well-suited in mixed borders, as an accent, hedge or low-growing screen, and is useful for helping to control soil erosion on slopes and hillsides. Tolerates a variety of soil types (provided they’re well-drained) and requires little water once fully established. Thrives in a full sun exposure.

USDA Zone: 5B-9B
Sunset Zone: 2-9, 14-22

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