Bladder-senna is a shrub bearing unique surprising flowers, and it’s easy to care for.
Bladder-senna facts summary
Name – Colutea arborescens
Family – Fabaceae
Type – shrub
Height – 6 to 13 feet (2 to 4 meters)
Exposure – full sun
Soil – Ordinary but light
Foliage – deciduous
Flowering – May to August
In shrub hedges or as a standalone, it will fit right into you garden.
Preferably in spring but planting in fall spell is also possible.
- Follow our advice on how to plant a shrub
Caring for bladder-senna
Bladder-senna is quite spectacular because of the fruits it bears and the unique bearing it has.
Caring for and growing this shrub is rather easy.
It will do great both as a standalone and as part of a shrub bed.
A good tip about bladder-senna
Bladder-senna can make do with urban air constraints very well.
Read also on shrubs
- Advice on how to prune shrubs
- Ideas of flowered shrubs for a hedge
- Hedges, great barriers against diseases
- Shrubs that flower in the summer
Credits for images shared to Nature & Garden (all edits by Gaspard Lorthiois):
Bladder senna pod and pair of flowers by Harald Henkel under © CC BY-NC 2.0
Dry bladder senna pods by Hans Braxmeier under Pixabay license