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Commonly known as Hairy canary-clover
Densely hairy leaves each consisting of 5 elliptic to narrowly obovate leaflets to 2cm (¾in) long
Dwarf shrub Typically only grows to a maximum of one or two feet in height but there will be some exceptions.
Creeping, soft-hairy woody subshrub. Produces flowers in axillary and terminal umbels of 4-10. Flowers are 2cm (¾in) long and are followed by reddish brown seed pods.
Hardy - average winter Hardy through most of the UK apart from inland valleys, at altitude and central/northerly locations. May suffer foliage damage and stem dieback in harsh winters in cold gardens. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -10°C (14°F)
Good to know - syn. Lotus hirsutus. Shrub with a wonderful name. Suitable for a dry rock garden.
Pests & Diseases
under glass - mealybugs, aphids, red spider mites.
Place of origin
southern Portugal, Mediterranean.
Suitable for small gardens
Frost hardy (down to -5)
Pinnate see photos above
Elliptic see photos above
Fertile well drained soil - moderately fertile. Dislikes wet soil in winter.