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Broom, Lena Broom
Lena broom is lower growing and less aggressive than its Scotch broom cousins. Broom is a semi-evergreen shrub that is valued for its profusion of large, fragrant, pea flowers and named for its numerous, bright green, upright and arching branches and stems that resemble sweeping-brooms. This cultivar produces sprays of lemony-yellow flowers with ruby red from mid-spring through mid-summer that are highly attractive to bees. The flowers turn to hairy-edged green pods in fall, then mature to black in winter.
Broom is very drought tolerant and is best in a well-drained sandy soil but 'Lena' can be raised in other soils as long as they are never soggy. Plant as a specimen in a large container or mixed borders, or use as a hedge on top of steep slopes and rough banks. Flowers sprays also make nice cut-flower arrangements.
8 - 6
6 - 8
H1, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22
3'-4' / 0.9m - 1.2m (4)
3'-5' / 0.9m - 1.5m (4)
Spring, Late Spring, Early Summer
Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Clay, Loam, Sand
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Yellow, Red, Lemon Yellow
Tan, Brown, Black
Green, Brown, Gray
Cutflower, Feature Plant, Mixed Border, Rock Garden / Wall
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