Ask a Question forum: Burwoodii Scotch Broom in Zone 5?

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(Zone 5b)
Apr 30, 2017 3:17 PM CST
We purchased several Burwoodii Scotch Brooms with the intention of planting them permanently in the soil. After returning home, we researched the plant a bit more and found it was listed for zone 6-9. The Vigoro tag did not list the growing zones , and we forgot the big box stores often stock nursery items not appropriate for the zone they are located in. How big of a risk are we taking by planting them in our area? Is there anything we can do to help ensure their survival?
Name: June
Rosemont, Ont. (Zone 4a)
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Apr 30, 2017 3:37 PM CST
Hi @HelenandTuck
Plant your brooms in area that is protected from cold winter winds by a natural windbreak, such as an evergreen hedge, or a wall. Brooms need full sun, so if you have a south-facing wall, it would be ideal to plant them in front of it.
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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Apr 30, 2017 7:29 PM CST
I agree Your only other option is to take them back to the store and get a refund.
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