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Colutea

Colutea spp.

Colutea cilicica - Floraison by Denis.prévôt (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Full Sun
Light watering
Frost Hardy

7a

USDA zone

-18°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

4m

Max

4m

1.5m

Min

1m

10 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Colutea Overview

Colutea is a genus of around 25 species of hardy, deciduous shrubs, they grow on to average 2-5m tall and are native to Southwest Asia, North Africa and areas of Southern Europe. Commonly cultivated for their attractive, divided foliage, yellow-orange, pea-shaped flowers and large showy seed pods, this genus grows well in poor soil and full sun. It has also been naturalised in the UK.

How to propagate Colutea

Seed

Cuttings

Softwood cuttings are recommended.

Special features of Colutea

Attractive flowers

Attractive fruits

Attractive leaves

Other uses of Colutea

Grown for their foliage, pea-like flowers and bladder shaped seed pods. Suitable for coastal conditions.