Botanical name: Coronilla valentina subsp. glauca 'Citrina'
Other names: Bastard senna 'Citrina', Coronilla glauca 'Citrina' , Coronilla valentina 'Sulphurea' , Glaucous scorpion-vetch 'Citrina'
Variety or Cultivar: 'Citrina' _ 'Citrina' is a small, rounded, compact evergreen shrub with pinnate, blue-grey leaves and umbels of small, fragrant, pale yellow flowers in late winter and early spring.
Coronilla valentina subsp. glauca 'Citrina' is: Evergreen
Flower: Pale-yellow in Spring; Pale-yellow in Winter
Foliage: Blue-green in All seasons
Habit: Bushy, Compact, Dense, Rounded
Awards: RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)
Pests: Generally pest-free
Diseases: Generally disease-free
Pruning: Pruning Group 1 - When dormant in winter, remove dead, damaged, diseased or misplaced shoots. Cut back almost to the base to rejuvenate leggy plants.. REGISTER to read more...
Propagation methods: Seed, Semi-hardwood cuttings. REGISTER to read more...
Coronilla valentina subsp. glauca 'Citrina' (Bastard senna 'Citrina') will reach a height of 1m and a spread of 1m after 2-5 years.
Suggested uses: Beds and borders, City, Cottage/Informal, Drought Tolerant, Gravel, Rock, Wallside and trellises
Cultivation: Performs best in light, well-drained soil in a sheltered, sunny position, preferably near a wall. Will tolerate a range of soil types.
Soil type: Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)
Soil drainage: Moist but well-drained, Well-drained
Soil pH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Light: Full Sun
Aspect: South, West
Hardiness: Tender in frost (H3)
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When is the best time to cut this shrub back. It is currently sited beside a path so one side needs to be trimmed back a bit. Normally winter or early spring would be fine I am sure but this shrub flowers feb to April according to your information.
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