Coronilla valentina subsp. glauca 'Citrina'
- Position: full sun
- Soil: light, moderately fertile, well-drained soil
- Rate of growth: average
- Flowering period: February to April, often with another flush in late summer
- Hardiness: frost hardy (may need winter protection)
A member of the pea family, this bushy evergreen shrub produces scented, pale lemon flowers for a prolonged period throughout the year. The initial burst begins in late winter and carries on, often well into spring, while there is usually a second flush in later summer followed by slender seed pods. A native of Southern Europe and Northern Africa, it is not quite fully hardy so will benefit from the protection of a sunny, south-facing wall.
- Garden care After flowering remove misplaced, diseased or crossing branches and apply a generous mulch of well-rotted garden compost or manure around the base of the plant.
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