Cytisus purpureus

From Hortipedia
(Redirected from Chamaecytisus purpureus)
Jump to: navigation, search

Hortipedia Commons %LABEL_PRINTING QR Code

Cytisus purpureus Scop.

Fabaceae

Life form: shrub
Usage: ornamental plant

Exposure: sun   5

Moisture: dry bis Moisture: moderately moist

Soil: gritty-sandy - Soil: sandy loam - Soil: gritty loam - Soil: sandy clay

Arrangement: alternate
Leaves: decidious

Shape: obovate

Division: ternate

Shape: pea-shaped
Fruit: legume

75D / cfb0e0 

Inflorescence: cluster

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Rosopsida
Subclassis:
Rosidae
Superordo:
Fabanae
Ordo:
Fabales

Cytisus purpureus, commonly known as Purple Broom, is a shrub.

Naming

Cytisus purpureus was described by Joannes Antonius Scopoli in 1772. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Cytisus purpureus is a species in the genus Cytisus which contains approximately 85 to 249 species and belongs to the family of the Fabaceae (Legume Family). The type species of the genus is Cytisus villosus.

Characteristics

Cytisus purpureus - flowers
Cytisus purpureus - inflorescence

Growth

The shrubs reach heights of 35 to 45 centimetres. The plants reach a width of 1 to 1.5 metres.

Wood and Bark

The bark is green.

Leaves

Cytisus purpureus is deciduous. The green, ternate leaves are alternate. The obovate leaflets are petiolate.

Flowers and Fruits

Cytisus purpureus produces cluster of light-purple pea-shaped flowers from April to July. The plants flower on last years shoots.

The shrubs produce legumes.

Root System

The plants form shallow roots.

Distribution

Cytisus purpureus is native to Italy, Austria, Slovenia, Croatia and Albania and is naturalized in Germany.

Cultivation

The shrubs prefer a sunny situation on dry to moderately moist soil. The substrate should be gritty-sandy, sandy-loamy, gritty-loamy or sandy clay soil with a pH between 8 and 10. They tolerate temperatures down to -29°C (USDA zone 5).

Uses

Suited for moorland gardens and for rockeries, as well as suited as cemetery plant, container plant and as bee pasture.

Maintenance and Propagation

Cultivars

Poisonousness

Cytisus purpureus is toxic.

Aeskulap  Please read the health issues note

Pests and Diseases

Literature

  • Walter Erhardt, Erich Götz, Nils Bödeker, Siegmund Seybold: Der große Zander. Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 978-3-8001-5406-7. (Ger.)
  • Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.

Non-commercial Links

es:Cytisus purpureus

This might also interest you

Commercial Links