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Coronilla valentina subsp. glauca AGM

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Characteristics

Plant type

Conservatory/Greenhouse or Shrub

Habit

Bushy

Fragrance

Flower

Resilience

Hardiness

H4 (hardy - average winter)

Colour

Flower

Yellow in Spring and Summer

Foliage

Blue and Grey/Silver in Autumn, Spring, Summer and Winter

Size

Ultimate height

0.5-1 metres

Ultimate spread

0.5-1 metres

Time to ultimate height

10-20 years


Preferred common name

glaucous scorpion-vetch

Family

Papilionaceae


Coronilla can be annuals, herbaceous perennials or deciduous or evergreen shrubs, with pinnate leaves and often scented, pea-like flowers in compact umbels in the leaf axils

C. valentina subsp. glauca is a small bushy evergreen shrub with blue-grey, pinnate leaves and heads of fragrant rich yellow flowers

Other common names

  • day-smelling coronilla
  • sea-green

Synonym(s)

  • Coronilla glauca

How to grow

Sunlight

  • Full sun

Aspect

  • South-facing or East-facing
  • Sheltered

Cultivation

Will grow happily in a range of sunny, sheltered habitats

Soil

  • Well-drained or Moist but well-drained
  • Acid, Alkaline or Neutral
  • Sand, Clay, Chalk or Loam

Propagation

Propagate by seed or semi-hardwood cuttings

Suggested planting locations and garden types

City/Courtyard Gardens, Coastal, Cottage/Informal Garden, Flower borders and beds, Rock Garden or Wall-side Borders


How to care

Pruning

Pruning group 1

Pests

Generally pest free

Diseases

Generally disease free