Common Bladder Senna, Bladder Senna Colutea arborescens

Detailed Listing For
Botanical Name:

Colutea arborescens

Family:

Fabaceae

Genus:

Colutea

Species:

arborescens

Common Name:

Common Bladder Senna, Bladder Senna

Lot#:
9001
Seeds Per Pound:
34,000
Quantity:
0.94 lb
Average Viable Seeds/Packet:
73
Germination:
99%
Germination Test Type:
Cut
Purity:
98%
Height:
10 feet
Collection Locale:
NY Genoa
Crop Year:
1990
Minimum Hardiness Zone:
5
In Stock: 0.94 lb
Prices
  • COLUTEA arborescens

Sample Bulk Pricing
1 packet
4.95
1 oz
12.26
Growing Info:
Scarification: Soak in sulfuric or nitric acid for 1-2 hours and wash under cold water for 10-15 minutes prior to planting.
Stratification: none required.
Germination: sow seed 1/4" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.
Other: Hardness of seedcoat will determine how much scarification is required.
In a Nutshell:
* Colutea arborescens is a species of leguminous shrub known by the common name bladder senna . It is native to Europe and North Africa, but it is known on other continents where it is grown as an ornamental and used in landscaping for erosion control.
* The shrub takes a rounded form and has many branches covered in deciduous leaves. The leaves are made up of many pairs of slightly hairy oval-shaped leaflets, each up to about 3 centimeters long.
* The inflorescence is a raceme of generally pea-like yellow flowers about 3 centimeters long. The fruit is an inflated bladdery pod which dries to a papery texture. It is 2 to 3 centimeters long and contains many seeds. more...
* The leaves are sometimes used as a substitute for senna as a laxative,though they are much milder in their action. more...
Usda description:
More info on http://plants.usda.gov