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
    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

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COLUTEA arborescens

COLUTEA arborescens

Bladder senna

a vigorous bush growing up to 12 feet with yellow pea flowers

£15.50 each 
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COLUTEA x media 'Copper Beauty'

COLUTEA x media 'Copper Beauty'

Bladder senna

pinnate leaves and conspicuous orange pea flowers followed by large inflated seed pods

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£20.00 each 
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