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Chamaecytisus purpureus

Chamaecytisus purpureus

Purple Broom

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Chamaecytisus purpureus, also known as 'Purple Broom', is a hardy deciduous shrub with pale purple flowers in early spring. Slender broom-like branches may stay evergreen in mild winters. 



Hardiness Zone: Zone 5
Light Requirements: Full sun to partial shade
Height: 75 cm
Spread: 100 cm
Soil Requirements: Tolerates a wide range of soil types and pH. Prefers normal to dry conditions.
Bloom Time Early to mid spring
Planting Time:
Use: Ornamental shrub. Prune back winter damage in early spring. 
Flower Colour & Shape: Pinkish-purple pea flower-like blooms.
Foliage: Small green leaves
Benefits: Tolerates poor soils.

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