CORONILLA emerus

Commonly known as Scorpion senna

(Hippocrepis emerus) - yellow 'pea' flowers on glabrous stems
Further Reading....
  • Deciduous
    Mid-green shoots and leaves to 6cm (2½in) long with up to 9 obovate leaflets.
  • Yellow
  • Height
    2m (6½ft)
  • Spread
    2m (6½ft)
  • Medium shrub
    Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height
    Bushy, rounded shrub. Umbels of 2-3 flowers 2cm (1in) long on slender stalks are followed by slender, segmented pods to 10cm (4in) 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
    Shelter from cold drying winds.

CORONILLA emerus

 
  • Additional Features
    Pests & Diseases
    None.
    Place of origin
    Central and southern Europe.
    Resistant to honey fungus
    These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf form
    Pinnate
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf margin
    Entire
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    Obovate
    (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
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
    Summer
  • Soil Conditions
    Medium to light, fertile, well drained soil
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Coronilla - Growing Guide
2m (6½ft)
Medium Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  2m (6½ft)
 

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