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Scorpion Senna

Hippocrepis emerus

Also known as

Pale Crown Vetch, Vetch

CORONILLA EMERUS - FONTANET - IB-211 (Carolina boscana) by Isidre blanc (CC BY-SA 4.0)

Full Sun
Light watering
Frost Hardy

H5

RHS hardiness

-15°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

2.5m

Max

2.5m

1.5m

Min

1.5m

10 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Scorpion Senna Overview

This species is a bushy, deciduous shrub that can reach a maximum height and spread of approximately 2.5m. Foliage is bright green and pinnately divided into rounded leaflets. Pea-like yellow flowers are borne in abundant clusters throughout late spring into autumn. These develop into thin, green seed pods measuring around 10cm in length.

How to propagate Scorpion Senna

Cuttings

You can propagate by softwood cuttings in the summer.

Other uses of Scorpion Senna

Banks Summer interest.