Jump to our native plant sales.

Scotch Broom

Cytisus scoparius

Evergreen; stems are distinctly 5-ridged, with leaves that are 3-parted. Stems may be leafless much of the year. Fruit pods are flattened with hairs mostly at seams. Pea-like flowers, not fragrant, vary from yellow to red in color and occur single or paired. French broom blooms before Scotch broom, Spanish broom flowers late in summer when Scotch broom is nearly done flowering.

Plant Details

Habitat NotesOpen disturbed sites, roadsides, paastures, grasslands, oak woodlands, riparian corridors and open forests.
Mature Height3-10’
Copyright ©2013- 2021 Benton Soil & Water Conservation District. All rights reserved.