Broom plant - Knowledgebase Question

Question by khope21
April 20, 2009
We planted a broom plant last spring - it was beautiful - lots of new shoots it was a vibrant green all winter - now it's brown. i checked and the stems are not dry - they bend not break. i know it's to bloom in the spring but i don't know if it's ok - we live in pennsylvania - is there something wrong with it? thanks

Answer from NGA
April 20, 2009


That doesn't sound good, does it? Scotch broom is evergreen in mild winter areas but deciduous in cold winter areas such as yours. It should leaf out within the next 2-3 weeks. If it doesn't, prune it back to encourage new growth. If nothing sprouts by the end of May, the plant may be dead. Let's hope for the best!

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