Question of the Week 12/26/2020
Q: My Spanish Broom seems like it is turning brown now in the winter. Is this normal or is my plant dying?
A: Spanish Brooms are very beautiful plants. However, they do have a tendency to freeze and can die during severe winter months even though they are rated for zone 4.
If some branches are brown cut them off in early spring. If the whole shrub is brown, there is a good chance it did not make it through the winter and will need to be replaced. We recommend going with a Moonlight Scotch or Lena Scotch Broom since we seem to encounter this issue less with these two varietals.