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COLUTEA arborescens

Commonly known as Bladder senna

A vigorous bush growing up to 12 feet with yellow pea flowers
Further Reading....

  • Deciduous - pinnate, pale-green leaves to 15cm (6in) long with 5-6 pairs of broadly oval leaflets.
  • Yellow
  • Height - 3m (10ft)
  • Spread - 3m (10ft)
  • Tall Shrub - produces flowers in racemes to 12cm (5in) long over a long period. Fruit is a green, then translucent, pod 8cm (3in) long.
  • Hardy - cold winter - Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
  • Full sun
  • Additional Features - Pests & Diseases - none.
  • Place of origin - southern Europe.
  • Hardiness - Fully hardy
  • Soil Conditions - Alkaline / Chalk loving
  • Fertile well drained soil
  • Well drained, dry, poor to moderately fertile soil
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Colutea - Growing Guide
3m (10ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  3m (10ft)
 

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