Cytisus hybrids - Knowledgebase Question

Masset, BC
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Question by cheney7
June 6, 2006
Hello I am wondering if the following cultivars produce fertile seed?

MINSTEAD SCOTCH BROOM
Cytisus x 'Minstead' (Dallimorei hybrid)

LILAC TIME SCOTCH BROOM
Cytisus x `Lilac Time` (Dallimorei hybrid)

ALLGOLD SCOTCH BROOM
Cytisus x praecox 'Allgold'

LENA SCOTCH BROOM
Cytisus x `Lena` (Dallimorei hybrid)


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Answer from NGA
June 6, 2006
The cytisus cultivars you're asking about are not reliably sterile so if there's concern about planting potentially invasive plants, I'd avoid all brooms.

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