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Cytisus scoparius (L.) Link
Scotch broom
CYSC4

Morphology/Physiology
Active Growth Period Spring and Summer
After Harvest Regrowth Rate
Bloat None
C:N Ratio Low
Coppice Potential No
Fall Conspicuous No
Fire Resistant No
Flower Color Yellow
Flower Conspicuous Yes
Foliage Color Green
Foliage Porosity Summer Dense
Foliage Porosity Winter Moderate
Foliage Texture Medium
Fruit/Seed Color Black
Fruit/Seed Conspicuous No
Growth Form Multiple Stem
Growth Rate Rapid
Height at 20 Years, Maximum (feet) 7
Height, Mature (feet) 7.0
Known Allelopath No
Leaf Retention No
Lifespan Moderate
Low Growing Grass No
Nitrogen Fixation High
Resprout Ability No
Shape and Orientation Erect
Toxicity None
Growth Requirements
Adapted to Coarse Textured Soils Yes
Adapted to Fine Textured Soils Yes
Adapted to Medium Textured Soils Yes
Anaerobic Tolerance None
CaCO3 Tolerance Medium
Cold Stratification Required No
Drought Tolerance High
Fertility Requirement Medium
Fire Tolerance High
Frost Free Days, Minimum 150
Hedge Tolerance Low
Moisture Use Low
pH, Minimum 5.5
pH, Maximum 7.0
Planting Density per Acre, Minimum 1200
Planting Density per Acre, Maximum 2700
Precipitation, Minimum 30
Precipitation, Maximum 60
Root Depth, Minimum (inches) 16
Salinity Tolerance Low
Shade Tolerance Intolerant
Temperature, Minimum (°F) -13
Reproduction
Bloom Period Spring
Commercial Availability Routinely Available
Fruit/Seed Abundance High
Fruit/Seed Period Begin Spring
Fruit/Seed Period End Summer
Fruit/Seed Persistence No
Propagated by Bare Root Yes
Propagated by Bulb No
Propagated by Container Yes
Propagated by Corm No
Propagated by Cuttings No
Propagated by Seed Yes
Propagated by Sod No
Propagated by Sprigs No
Propagated by Tubers No
Seed per Pound 57000
Seed Spread Rate Rapid
Seedling Vigor High
Small Grain No
Vegetative Spread Rate None
Suitability/Use
Berry/Nut/Seed Product No
Christmas Tree Product No
Fodder Product No
Fuelwood Product
Lumber Product No
Naval Store Product No
Nursery Stock Product Yes
Palatable Browse Animal Low
Palatable Graze Animal
Palatable Human No
Post Product No
Protein Potential Low
Pulpwood Product No
Veneer Product No
 
 
Time Generated: 12/16/2017 04:59 AM CST