Cytisus x praecox
   compleat botanica    plants    specimen names    Specimen (Cu - Cy)   
This page was created using standard templates and sample data from
The Compleat Botanica.

Learn how you can publish your own plant pictures and plant-related data using
The Compleat Botanica.









Cytisus x praecox

Warminster broom

  family fabaceae 
  genus cytisus 

More specimen entries
[prev]  [cytisus x praecox]  [Next]


Genus  Cytisus Species  x praecox Variety  Cultivar  Common names  Warminster broom Family  FABACEAE Specimen number  S11656 Data source  HtZn p104;Xeri p305;Xeri p303;Xeri p300
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Woody perennial Life span  5 - 20 years Annual cycle  Deciduous Stature  Shrub Growth form  Various Growth habit  Not applicable Overall height  10' Overall spread   
Sunshine  Various Water  Dry Optimal soil texture  Poor Acceptable soil pH  Neutral USDA hardiness  USDA zones 06a-10b AHS heat zones  Heat zones 08-04 Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  yes Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  Among other uses, this plant is suitable for use in areas with seaside conditions. Cytisus x praecox can survive cold winters where the average annual low is -10� Fahrenheit. Warminster broom needs summer days with high heat. The optimal soil texture for this plant is one that is poor. It prefers dry soils. This species can survive for a while without water.
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  yes Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses  Seaside conditions Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  Medicinal parts  Has medicinal uses  no Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes 
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  fragrant flowers Fragrance parts  Flowers Fragrance intensity    Fragrance category    Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Various Pollination method    Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period    Frost tolerance    Heat requirement    Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
Is edible  no Culinary uses  Nutritional value  Edible parts  Description of edible parts Flavor / texture 
Horticulture notes 
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Cytisus x praecox is a woody perennial. Warminster broom is deciduous in nature. Leaves: This plant has small leaves. Flowers: This species has pea like flower blossoms. Most often the flowers occur in either cream or yellow.

Page 1484 of 4998

Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


  Order your copy here