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Chamaecytisus (Escobón Broom)

Chamaecytisus or locally called Escobón are Genista-like woody, tall, evergreen to deciduous, trifoliate shrubs native of the Canary Islands and the Mediterranean. They have ornamental, axillary clusters of pure snow-white (all Canary Chamaecytisus species) or yellow (Mediterranean species), sweetly fragrant flowers, which are very attractive to bees. They prefer a humus rich, well drained, slightly moist soil under sunny conditions throughout the year. Ideal pot plants for a cool, frostfree spot (e.g. in the wintergarden), with a very rich flowering in early to late spring. Mediterranean species are fully winter hardy (USDA Climate Zone 6) in any protected, sunny spot outside.

Prior to sowing scarify seed (e.g. carefully scratch the seed coat with fine sandpaper) and soak them in luke warm water for some 48h. If they do not swell (they should double their size), repeat. Sow flat in any rich, well drained, slightly rocky soil at some 20°C throughout the year. Keep seedlings sunny, especially in their first winter.
10 seeds per package.
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Chamaecytisus palmensis

Chamaecytisus palmensis

200 (300)cm, woody, evergreen, branching shrub from La Palma and very similar to Chamaecytisus proliferus. It has trifoliate, slivery green and terminal clusters of pure white flowers. Good container plant for any rich, well drained soil in a sunny spot throughout the year. In winter keep drier at a minimum of some 10°C in full sun. V-VII.
10 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package 5072 € 4,99*
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Chamaecytisus proliferus (Escobón)

Chamaecytisus proliferus (Escobón)

2 (5)m, a tall woody shrub with smoothly pubescent, trifoliate leaves and numerous white, strongly perfumed flowers. Native of open spots on all western islands including Gran Canaria. Easily cultivated in any rich, well drained soil in a sunny spot throughout the year. Keep drier in winter at a minimum of some 10°C. IV-VI.
10 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package (ex Gran Canaria, Spain)3291 € 4,99
(ex Gran Canaria)
seed package (ex Tenerife)3288 € 2,99*
(ex Tenerife)
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Chamaecytisus proliferus ssp. meridionalis Exclusive

Chamaecytisus proliferus ssp. meridionalis Exclusive

2 (5)m, tall woody shrub with smoothly pubescent, trifoliate, very narrow leaves in subspecies meridionalis and numerous white, strongly perfumed flowers. Native of open spots in southern Gran Canaria. For any rich, well drained soil in a sunny spot throughout the year. In winter keep plants slightly drier at a minimum of some 10°C. IV-VI.
10 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package 6397 € 4,99*
seed package
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Chamaecytisus supinus ssp. supinus (Big-flower Broom)

Chamaecytisus supinus ssp. supinus (Big-flower Broom)

100 (150)cm, Big-flower Broom is a showy winter hardy, deciduous woody species from central to south-eastern Europe with dense terminal clusters of rich yellow flowers in spring and summer. For any rich, very well drained soil in full sun. USDA Climate Zone 6. VI-VII.
10 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package 6509 € 4,99