Colutea (Bladder Senna)

(deciduous leaf-losing)

Coluteas are fast growing and very tough. They thrive in dry, stony situations. Plant from October to February.

Colutea arborescens, 12 ft., bears attractive yellow pea-flowers throughout the summer, but is chiefly remarkable for the inflated, translucent pods which follow the flowers and which can be “popped” like balloons.

C.  orientalis, 4 ft., bears coppery-red flowers from June to September.

Colutea arborescens02

Colutea arborescens02 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

10. October 2012 by Dave Pinkney
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