Colutea arborescens

Colutea arborescens
Colutea arborescens

Plant type


Common name
Vesicaria, Colutea, Vescicaria, Vessicaria, Falsa senna




  • Shrubs

    Sun Exposition

  • Sun

    Leaf Persistance

  • Deciduous

    Flower Colour

  • Orange
  • Yellow

    Flowering Period

  • 06-June
  • 07-July
  • 05-May

    Climatic Zone

  • 6

    Continent of Origin

  • Africa
  • Europa

Origin: Southern and Central Europe

Botanical characteristics: It is a deciduous shrub up to 4 mt high. Leaves are composed of 4-5 smaller elliptical-ovate leaves. Summer flowering consists of yellow flowers gathered in racemes up to 12 cm long. They are followed by inflated pods up to 8 cm long which are at first green and then translucent, .

Agronomic and environmental characteristics: It can be found throughout arid slopes and thickets and all well-drained soils in full sun. It tolerates poor soil and dry coastal climate. It tolerates urban pollution

Use: In gardens it is suitable for shrub borders. It is used to cover road embankments, for renovations and soil conservation.