- Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
- Height 3 - 4 Feet
- Width 3 - 4 Feet
- Growing Zones 5-8
Sister Redhead Scotch Broom has bright red pea-like flowers that are kissed with a tiny bit of gold making those flowers stand out even more! This beauty is a standout in any garden in the spring. Her upright growth showcases the beautiful blooms and planted with other spring blooms such as golden daffodils just increases her attractiveness.
This redhead loves hot and sunny spots in the garden. It is insect and disease and deer resistant as well. It is drought and salt tolerant, making it ideal for those coastal areas too. This Scotch Broom is an upright growing shrub just 3-4 ft. tall and 2-3 ft. wide. You can use it in containers as a thriller or in the garden as a focal point or in a mass planting. It’s called a Scotch Broom because the growth habit is upright like a broom.
Sister Redhead® Scotch Broom Care
‘Sister Redhead’ prefers a well-draining, low fertility soil and sunny spots for best growth. It thrives from Zone 5a- 8b. No pruning is necessary unless there is a broken branch or it becomes too open. In that case just a light trim after it is done blooming in mid spring.
You can use branches of ‘Sister Redhead’ in flower arrangement either in bloom or just foliage. After it blooms the plant leaves small pea-like seed pods that are attractive.
Sister Redhead® Scotch Broom Spacing
Plant Sister Redhead Scotch Broom 3 to 4 feet apart, center on center. If you are growing into a garden border or small hedge, plant closer to 3 feet apart. Use the same spacing away from other plants and structures as well. Proper spacing will ensure the plant gets enough air circulation and sunlight. It also gives the roots enough space to grow, even when the plant reaches mature size.
Sister Redhead® Scotch Broom Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 5-8|
|Plant Type: Shrub|
|Sunlight Exposure: Full Sun|
|Mature Height: 3 - 4 Feet|
|Mature Width: 3 - 4 Feet|
|Plant Spacing: 3 - 4 Feet|
|Growth Habit: Upright|
|Flower Color(s): Red|
|Seasonal Interest: Mid Spring|
|Foliage Type: Deciduous|
|Foliage Color(s): Green|
|Tolerates: Drought, Salt|
|Features: Cut Flowers, Deadheading Not Necessary, Low Maintenance|
|Uses: Border Plant Cut Flower Landscape Mass Planting Specimen or Focal Point|
|Plant Brand: Proven Winners|
|Botanical/Scientific Name: Cytisus scoparius 'SMNCSAB' USPP 30,214|
Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.
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Time of Order:
- If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.
- We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location
Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.