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This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
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Other common names
broom 'Boskoop Ruby'
Cytisus 'Boskoop Ruby'
Cytisus can be deciduous or evergreen shrubs, ranging from prostrate to erect and almost tree-like, with small, simple or 3-parted leaves and pea-like flowers spring or summer
'Boskoop Ruby' is a small deciduous shrub of rounded habit with abundant, deep crimson flowers on upright shoots in late spring and early summer
Toxicity All parts, especially the seeds, may cause mild stomach upset if ingested
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or West-facing
Exposure Exposed or Sheltered
SoilSand, Loam, Chalk
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Best grown in well-drained poor acid soils in full sun. Tolerant of lime but may become chlorotic on shallow chalk soils. Plant when small, brooms resent transplanting
Semi-ripe cuttings in late summer or early autumn and hardwood cuttings in midwinter
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds Drought Resistant
Coastal Cottage & Informal Garden Gravel Garden
Pruning Pruning group 1 or pruning group 3 but do not cut into old wood
Pests Broom gall mites may be a problem
May be affected by honey fungus and waterlogging
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broom 'Boskoop Ruby'
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