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Colutea arborescens 15-20cm

Colutea arborescens 15-20cm

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Product Description

Colutea arborescens, commonly known as Bladder Senna or European Bladderpod, is a deciduous shrub native to southern Europe and western Asia. It is known for its attractive yellow flowers and peculiar seed pods, which resemble inflated bladders. Here's a brief description along with cultivation tips:


  1. Climate: Colutea arborescens is well-suited to Mediterranean climates but can also grow in other temperate regions. It prefers full sun but can tolerate partial shade.

  2. Soil: This shrub is adaptable to a range of soil types but thrives in well-draining soil with a slightly acidic to neutral pH. It can tolerate poor soils and is drought-resistant once established.

  3. Watering: During its establishment phase, water regularly to help the plant develop a strong root system. Once established, it can tolerate periods of drought, making it suitable for xeriscaping or low-water gardening.

  4. Pruning: Colutea arborescens has a naturally arching and spreading growth habit. Prune as needed to shape the shrub and remove dead or overgrown branches. Pruning is best done in late winter or early spring before new growth begins.

  5. Fertilization: In most cases, Colutea arborescens doesn't require heavy fertilization. If the soil is poor, you can apply a balanced, slow-release fertilizer in the spring.

  6. Pest and Disease: This shrub is generally pest and disease resistant. However, you may occasionally encounter aphids or other common garden pests. Treat any infestations promptly with appropriate controls.

  7. Propagation: Colutea arborescens can be propagated from seeds or semi-hardwood cuttings. Seeds should be scarified (lightly scratched or sanded) and soaked in warm water for 24 hours before planting. Semi-hardwood cuttings can be taken in late summer or early autumn.

  8. Blooms and Seed Pods: The shrub produces yellow to orange-yellow pea-like flowers in late spring or early summer. These are followed by the distinctive bladder-like seed pods, which can be ornamental and persist into the fall.

  9. Landscape Use: Colutea arborescens is often used in landscaping as an ornamental shrub for its attractive flowers and unique seed pods. It can also be grown as a specimen plant or in mixed shrub borders.

  10. Wildlife Attraction: The flowers of Bladder Senna are attractive to pollinators, including bees and butterflies. Additionally, the seed pods provide food and shelter for wildlife.

Colutea arborescens is a low-maintenance shrub that can add visual interest to your garden with its colorful flowers and intriguing seed pods. Its ability to thrive in diverse soil conditions and tolerate dry spells makes it a versatile choice for various garden settings.


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Please be aware that most plants change across seasons. For example, some of them will naturally lose leaves or change in colour during colder months. Do not hesitate to contact us for further informations about the plants of your interest.


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Plant height: 15-20cm

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