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Glaucous Scorpion Vetch Citrina in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Coronilla valentina subsp. glauca 'Citrina' syn. Coronilla glauca 'Citrina', Coronilla valentina 'Citrina'

 

Glaucous Scorpion Vetch 'Citrina'

Coronilla is a small genus of about 8 species of flowering plants, and is typically native to the Mediterranean region of Europe. It is a member of the legume family, Fabaceae. Specifically, Coronilla valentina - commonly known as the shrubby scorpion vetch - is found in central and western central Mediterranean such as Portugal, Spain, Morroco, France, Algeria, Italy, Malta, Tunisia, Libya, Croatia (Dalmatia), Albania, Greece and Turkey. It is a shrub, and is evergreen, and has pinnate green leaves. In late winter and spring it produces bright yellow flowers which are similar in shape to those of other legumes or members of the pea family. Flowers are fragrant during the day, and are followed by slender seed pods. The subspecies 'glauca' (Coronilla valentina subsp. glauca) is very similar to the species and is a natural form, but instead of green leaves it has slightly glaucous blue-green foliage. 'Citrina is a selected cultivar and has pale lemon-yellow flowers.

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plant Features
  • Glaucous Scorpion Vetch Citrina likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Glaucous Scorpion Vetch Citrina likes very little water

    Very little water

  • Glaucous Scorpion Vetch Citrina is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Glaucous Scorpion Vetch Citrina likes free draining

    Free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Glaucous Scorpion Vetch 'Citrina'

Latin name

Coronilla valentina subsp. glauca 'Citrina' syn. Coronilla glauca 'Citrina', Coronilla valentina 'Citrina'

type

Evergreen Shrub

family

Fabaceae

ph

5.5 - 8.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Glaucous Scorpion Vetch Citrina likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Glaucous Scorpion Vetch Citrina is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Soil

    Glaucous Scorpion Vetch Citrina likes free draining

    Free draining

  • Water

    Glaucous Scorpion Vetch Citrina likes very little water

    Very little water

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full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Glaucous Scorpion Vetch Citrina is 1.00meters x 1.00meters 1.00 M 1.00 M

Coronilla valentina subsp. glauca 'Citrina' syn. Coronilla glauca 'Citrina', Coronilla valentina 'Citrina'

Coronilla is a small genus of about 8 species of flowering plants, and is typically native to the Mediterranean region of Europe. It is a member of the legume family, Fabaceae. Specifically, Coronilla valentina - commonly known as the shrubby scorpion vetch - is found in central and western central Mediterranean such as Portugal, Spain, Morroco, France, Algeria, Italy, Malta, Tunisia, Libya, Croatia (Dalmatia), Albania, Greece and Turkey. It is a shrub, and is evergreen, and has pinnate green leaves. In late winter and spring it produces bright yellow flowers which are similar in shape to those of other legumes or members of the pea family. Flowers are fragrant during the day, and are followed by slender seed pods. The subspecies 'glauca' (Coronilla valentina subsp. glauca) is very similar to the species and is a natural form, but instead of green leaves it has slightly glaucous blue-green foliage. 'Citrina is a selected cultivar and has pale lemon-yellow flowers.


Flowering

From Mid Summer TO Mid Spring

Coronilla valentina will often flower for most of the year - checked only by harsh Winter weather. In a mild Winter it might flower all Winter long

 

Propagating by semi-hardwood cuttings

From Late Summer TO Early Autumn

Take semi- ripe cuttings from this season's growth. Cut neatly, just below a leaf node, a 5" approx. piece of a healthy shoot that has soft growth at the tip. pinch out the growing tip, and cut off the bottom leaves. Dip the bottom of the cutting in hormone rooting powder, and carefully place in a pot of cutting compost with the leaves just above the level of the compost. Water, label, cover with a polythene bag, and place in a warm, bright place, out of direct sunlight. Take the polythene bag off periodically for a while for ventilation (at least twice a week)

 

Planting

From Early Spring TO Mid Spring

Plant in Spring in a sunny, sheltered site

 
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