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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
common bladder senna bladder senna
Colutea are deciduous shrubs with pinnate leaves and short axillary racemes of pea-like yellow or deep orange flowers in summer, followed by translucent, inflated fruits
C. arborescens is a vigorous shrub to 3m, with pale green pinnate leaves and yellow flowers 2cm across, followed by bladder-like fruits to 8cm in length
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or East-facing or West-facing
SoilChalk, Clay, Sand, Loam
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Will grow in poor dry soil in exposed conditions, but likes full sun
Propagate by seed or softwood cuttings
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Drought Resistant Low Maintenance
Cottage & Informal Garden
Pruning Pruning group 1
Pests Generally pest free
Generally disease free
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