- Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
- Height 2 - 3 Feet
- Width 2 - 3 Feet
- Growing Zones 5-8
Sister Rosie Scotch Broom adds fireworks of color and texture to dry, sunny gardens with its wiry stems and pea-shaped flowers. The kaleidoscopic flower petals are dappled in hues of red, pink, yellow, and white. Scotch Broom bursts with color in the spring, as these small, multicolored flowers bloom in abundance along the wiry stems. Tiny leaves grow along these stems following this prolific bloom, adding a unique textural element to the landscape. Scotch Broom can be invasive in the Northwest and is not recommended for this area. However, it is the perfect low-maintenance option for hot, dry, and sunny sites in Zones 5-8.
Scotch Broom is a very deer resistant shrub, so you may want to add several to your garden if you get a lot of hooved visitors. It is also drought-, heat-, and salt-tolerant. This is the perfect shrub for dry areas of your landscape that don’t get a lot of upkeep. Try it with other spring-blooming, low-maintenance, drought-tolerant plants, including bulbs. Sister Rosie is a Scotch Broom variety that outperforms others in color, bloom, and texture. This is a truly unique and special plant with a striking appearance. There are no others quite like it!
Sister Rosie® Scotch Broom Care
As long as you plant your Sister Rosie in a place that gets full sun (at least 6 hours) and has very well-drained soil, you won’t have to do much to take care of it. It likes low-fertility soil, and does not require fertilizing. Although a bit of well-balanced fertilizer upon planting will get it off to a good start. If you are in Zone 5, it is even more important to plant it in a place with well-draining soil in order to keep it happy through the cold winter.
There’s not much you need to do for pruning, either. However, if the wiry stems start to look scruffy, a little trim after the spring bloom will tidy it up.
Sister Rosie® Scotch Broom Spacing
Sister Rosie Scotch Broom is a medium-sized shrub that grows up to 36” tall and 36” wide at maturity. If you are planting it as a specimen or focal point in your landscape, you’ll want to give it room to shine; plant it 36” away from other plants. If you’re using it in mass or as a border plant, give closer to 24” of space.
Sister Rosie® Scotch Broom Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 5-8
|Plant Type: Shrub
|Sunlight Exposure: Full Sun
|Mature Height: 2 - 3 Feet
|Mature Width: 2 - 3 Feet
|Plant Spacing: 2 - 3 Feet
|Growth Habit: Upright
|Flower Color(s): Pink, Red, White
|Flower Shade: Yellow and 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 'SMNCSDRY' USPP 30,176
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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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.