Cytisus purpureus – Purple Broom (central and southern Europe)
(= Chamaecytisus purpureus)
Habit: Loose dwarf shrub, 0.4-0.6 m tall, up to 1 m wide; arching, lilting or prostrate twigs, slow-growing.
Flowers: Colours not uniform, carmine to carmine-pink, end of May to beginning of June, plentiful.
Leaves: In threes, pale green, no autumn colours.
Demands: Sunny, tolerant of heat and drought; average frost hardiness; tolerant of urban pollution.
Soil: On all well drained substrates, likes chalk.
Hardiness: Zone 5a