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Coronilla valentina subsp. glauca 'Citrina' (Glaucous Scorpion-Vetch)

Glaucous Scorpion-Vetch 'Citrina', Bastard Senna 'Citrina', Coronilla glauca 'Citrina', Coronilla valentina 'Citrinus', Coronilla valentina 'Sulphurea'


Glowing and shimmering in the sunny border, Coronilla valentina subsp. glauca 'Citrina' (Glaucous Scorpion-Vetch) is a small bushy evergreen shrub with pale-lemon, pea-shaped flower clusters in rounded heads of up to 15 flowers. Rich of a sweet peach fragrance, they are borne on short stems in a rounded umbel-shaped head, which forms a crown - thus, coronilla. Blooming continuously from mid spring to early summer in warm winter areas, late winter to late spring in cooler areas, the blossoms contrast nicely with the attractive foliage of blue-gray, pinnate leaves and add cheerful color during the dull days of winter. Forming a low-growing shrub with a spidery growth habit, this charming Mediterranean native makes an extraordinary wall shrub or background plant.

  • Winner of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society for its noteworthy qualities.
  • Grows up to 2-3 ft. high and wide (60-90 cm).
  • Easily grown in light, well-drained soils in full sun. Will tolerate a range of soil types as long as they are in a sheltered, sunny position.
  • Drought tolerant and deer resistant
  • Great for beds and borders, wall-side borders, banks and slopescottage gardens, rock gardens, Mediterranean gardens or in containers.
  • Virtually disease and pest free
  • Propagate by seed or semi-hardwood cuttings
  • Cut back after flowering to prevent ungainly growth.

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Requirements

Hardiness 8 – 9
Heat Zones 8 – 9
Plant Type Shrubs
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Winter
Height 2' – 3' (60cm – 90cm)
Spread 2' – 3' (60cm – 90cm)
Spacing 36" (90cm)
Water Needs Low
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Deer, Drought
Garden Uses Banks and Slopes, Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers, Wall-Side Borders
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage, Mediterranean Garden

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 8 – 9
Heat Zones 8 – 9
Plant Type Shrubs
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Winter
Height 2' – 3' (60cm – 90cm)
Spread 2' – 3' (60cm – 90cm)
Spacing 36" (90cm)
Water Needs Low
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Deer, Drought
Garden Uses Banks and Slopes, Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers, Wall-Side Borders
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage, Mediterranean Garden

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