Broom Bloom are also known by their Latin name Cytisus Scoparius or just Broom. They are grown and harvested in Italy and can be bleached or coloured with a huge range of colours. They make beautiful bases for arrangements and are often used as some of the components in flower clouds. In fact whole clouds can be made from them and they are one of the most popular dried flowers.
Broom Bloom is a large, deciduous shrub, similar in appearance to gorse, but without the spines. This member of the pea family is common on heaths, in open woodlands and along hedgerows, and can also be found at the coast. Its bright yellow flowers appear in spring, from April to June, and smell of vanilla. It is quite likely that Broom got its name from the fact that its long, whip-like stems were cut and tied together to make brushes. Although a number of similar species were also used in this way, Broom Bloom created the best brooms!