Botanical Name: Cytisus purgans
Common Name: Andorra Broom  
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  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type

Broadleaf Evergreen, Shrub


Height Range



Flower Color



Flower Season



Leaf Color

Grey Green


Bark Color

Brown, Green


Fruit Color



Fruit Season



Full, Half



Very Low, Low


Growth Rate

Moderate, Slow


Soil Type

Clay, Loam, Rocky


Soil Condition

Average, Rich, Poor, Well-drained, Dry


Soil pH

Neutral, Basic


Adverse Factors


Design Styles

English Cottage, Mediterranean, Ranch, Spanish


Accenting Features

Showy Flowers


Seasonal Interest

Winter, Spring


Location Uses

Perennial Border, Shrub Border, Foundation, Walls / Fences, With Rocks


Special Uses

Hedge, Mass Planting, Small Spaces


Attracts Wildlife


Information by: Stephanie Duer
  • Description

  • Notes

Andorra broom is an evergreen, densely rounded sub-shrub from the mountains of Spain, growing about 4 feet tall and 6 feet wide. It has pea-like yellow flowers that bloom in early spring. Foliage is soft green to grey-green and finely textured. Privides winter interest. Use in a shrub or foundation border.
Grow in well drained soil in full sun to part shade. This plant tolerates a wide range of soil (loam, clay loam or gravelly), as long as it is well drained. It thrives on a low-water regimen, though will tolerate more water, though it may get a little leggy and floppy. Prune hard after flowering if the shrub is in need of tidying.