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Sister Rosie® Scotch Broom

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  • 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
Resists: Deer
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

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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)

Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.

For information on how to care for you new plant please check out our guide. Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)

We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.

For more information, please go to our Shipping & Returns page at the bottom of the website.

Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Planter Shipping

Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations

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Summer Shipping

  • 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.

2 Reviews - Sister Rosie® Scotch Broom Show Reviews

  • 1
    Plants are delivered in poor shape

    Posted by Kat on Jul 28th 2021

    These plants are very expensive and are delivered in bad shape. No leaves just green stalks and the plants are very difficult to keep alive.

  • 1
    plants need to be better established to be at...

    Posted by Benjamin Boyer on Jun 22nd 2021

    plants need to be better established to be at such a high cost...