COLUTEA x media 'Copper Beauty'

Commonly known as Bladder senna

Pinnate leaves and conspicuous orange pea flowers followed by large inflated seed pods
Further Reading....
  • Deciduous
    Blue-green leaves to 15cm (6in) long.
  • Orange
  • Height
    3m (10ft)
  • Spread
    3m (10ft)
  • Tall Shrub
    Vigorous, bushy shrub. Flowers are followed by seed pods to 8cm (3in) long, turning copper-red
  • 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

COLUTEA x media 'Copper Beauty'

 
  • Additional Features
    Pests & Diseases
    None.
    Place of origin
    Garden origin.
  • Flower Shape
    Racemes
    Racemes to 10cm (4in) long of 3 to 8 flowers to 2cm (¾in) long
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Coastal / windswept
    Slightly back from the sea with more shelter in milder areas
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf form
    Pinnate
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    Elliptic
    (see photos above)
    Ovate
    (see photos above)
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 1
    Suitable for: Deciduous and evergreen trees, and some deciduous shrubs.
    Pruning: Minimal pruning required. Prune wayward or crossing branches to maintain a healthy framework.
    When: When dormant in the late winter/early spring. Some in the summer/autumn to prevent bleeding of sap.

    RHS group 1
    Pruning group 4
    Suitable for: Deciduous trees and shrubs that flower on current year's growth or are grown for winter stem effect.
    Pruning: Hard prune to a low permanent framework.
    When: Annually in early Spring.

    RHS group 5, 6 & 7
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
    Summer
  • Soil Conditions
    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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