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6th January 2021. In line with the current government lockdown rules, Burncoose Nurseries is closed to visitors. However at present we are able to offer click and collect to local customers. This will be weekdays only, not weekends. Mail order is continuing as normal. However please allow extra time for the couriers to deliver, once despatched from us. Sorry to say that some depots are experiencing high volumes of traffic, also staff shortages.


Commonly known as Bladder senna

Pea-like flowers and attractive seed pods which can be used dried in flower arrangements.

An escapee in the UK where it can be found along the rail network.

Genus of about 25 species of deciduous shrubs, sometimes trees, found in dry soils in woodland and thickets from southern Europe, eastern Africa, Turkey, Iran, central Asia, Afghanistan, Pakistan and the Himalayas

Further Reading....

  • Deciduous
  • Tall Shrub - or small tree. Grown for their pinnate leaves, pea-like, yellow to red-brown flowers and unusual, inflated, bladder-like fruits.
  • Full sun
  • Additional Features - Good to know - - tolerates coastal conditions, poor, dry soils and urban pollution.
  • Pests & Diseases - none.
  • Place of origin - southern Europe, eastern Africa, Turkey, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Himalayas.
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile well drained soil -
  • Well drained, dry, poor to moderately fertile soil
Colutea - Growing Guide

Buy Varieties of COLUTEA

COLUTEA arborescens

COLUTEA arborescens  >

Commonly known as: Bladder senna.
A vigorous bush growing up to 12 feet with yellow pea flowers
£15.00 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

COLUTEA x media 'Copper Beauty'

COLUTEA x media 'Copper Beauty'  >

Commonly known as: Bladder senna.
Pinnate leaves and conspicuous orange pea flowers followed by large inflated seed pods
£20.00 each
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Available late spring to early summer 2021 - These plants will be available again sometime in late spring/early summer depending on growing conditions.

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