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Order: Fabales
   Family: Fabaceae
            Genus: Colutea
                        Specie: arborescens

Planting Season: Deciduous

Height at Maturity: 15 ft (4.5 m)

Cultivation: Well-drained soil

Features: Pinnate leaves with 5?7 pairs of leaflets; yellow and orange-red flowers in spring; large pods

Uses: Seaside gardens Shrub borders Specimen plant

Zones: 5?10

Description: Native to southern Europe and the most widely grown Colutea, this species can grow to 15 ft (4.5 m) tall and become somewhat tree-like. It has 6 in (15 cm) long leaves with 5 to 7 pairs of leaflets. Its small yellow and orange-red flowers open from

Growth Habit: Wiry branching habit

Comments: Unusual pods

Growth: Perennial, multi-stemmed woody plant that is usually less than 4 to 5 meters (13 to 16 feet) in height. Shrubs typically have several stems arising from or near the ground, but may be taller than 5 meters or single-stemmed under certain environmental cond

Growth: Perennial, woody plant with a single stem (trunk), normally greater than 4 to 5 meters (13 to 16 feet) in height; under certain environmental conditions, some tree species may develop a multi-stemmed or short growth form (less than 4 meters or 13 feet in

Duration: Perennial

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