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Colutea arborescens (Common bladder senna)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
3m
Max height
4m
Max spread
10-20 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Colutea arborescens

Other names

Common bladder senna

Genus

Colutea Colutea

Species

C. arborescens - C. arborescens is a vigorous shrub to 3m, with pale green pinnate leaves and yellow flowers 2cm across, followed by bladder-like fruits to 8cm in length.


Colutea arborescens is: Deciduous

Habit

Branching

Flower

Yellow in Summer

Foliage

Pale-green in Summer

How to care

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General care

Propagation methods

Seed, Softwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Colutea arborescens (Common bladder senna) will reach a height of 3m and a spread of 4m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Cottage/Informal, Drought Tolerant, Low Maintenance

Cultivation

Can be planted in poor dry soil in exposed conditions, however prefers full sun.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Colutea arborescens

Other names

Common bladder senna

Genus

Colutea Colutea

Species

C. arborescens - C. arborescens is a vigorous shrub to 3m, with pale green pinnate leaves and yellow flowers 2cm across, followed by bladder-like fruits to 8cm in length.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Branching


Colour

Flower

Yellow in Summer

Foliage

Pale-green in Summer

General care

Propagation methods

Seed, Softwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Colutea arborescens (Common bladder senna) will reach a height of 3m and a spread of 4m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Cottage/Informal, Drought Tolerant, Low Maintenance

Cultivation

Can be planted in poor dry soil in exposed conditions, however prefers full sun.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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