Cytisus battandierii ‘Yellow Tail’ Broom

Description: 'Yellow Tail' is a bushy small garden tree or shrub and is a slightly more compact form than the species plant. The foliage is a silken grey-green, bright golden yellow, pea-like flowers are held in dense cones or plumes in June – July and give off a delicious pineapple scent which is popular with bees, butterflies and other pollinating insects. Received the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.

Cytisus Growing Tips: Best grown in well-drained soils in full sun and can be located in an open but not exposed situation. All parts (including the seeds) may cause mild stomach upset if eaten.

Height and Spread (after 10 years): 2.5m x 2.5m


  • Leaf colour: Green/ Silver
  • Flowering month: June
  • Semi-evergreen
  • S Size: Small
  • Award-winning
  • Replacement prune
  • Drought tolerant
  • Scented flowers
  • Prefers full sun

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Cytisus battandierii


Tall shrub, leaves grey with silky sheen. Flowers yellow cone shaped, pineapple scented. Good on high wall.

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