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  • Eventual height: 1m
  • Eventual spread: 1m

Coronilla valentina subsp. glauca 'Citrina'

scorpion vetch

RHS award of garden merit
3 lt pot (60cm cane) £27.99
  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: light, moderately fertile, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: February to April, often with another flush in late summer
  • Hardiness: frost hardy (may need winter protection)

    A member of the pea family, this bushy evergreen shrub produces scented, pale lemon flowers for a prolonged period throughout the year. The initial burst begins in late winter and carries on, often well into spring, while there is usually a second flush in later summer followed by slender seed pods. A native of Southern Europe and Northern Africa, it is not quite fully hardy so will benefit from the protection of a sunny, south-facing wall.

  • Garden care After flowering remove misplaced, diseased or crossing branches and apply a generous mulch of well-rotted garden compost or manure around the base of the plant.
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