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Colutea orientalis


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

Planting Season: Deciduous

Height at Maturity: 10 ft (3 m)

Cultivation: Well-drained soil

Features: Blue-green leaflets; orange-red flowers; 2 in (5 cm) pods

Uses: Seaside gardens Shrub borders Specimen plant

Zones: 7-10

Description: Found in southern Russia and northern Iran, this 10 ft (3 m) tall shrub has 1?3 in (2.5?8 cm) long leaves with just a few small blue-green leaflets. Its flowers are orange-red and yellow and the pods are up to 2 in (5 cm) long. ZONES 7?10.

Growth Habit: Bushy branching habit

Comments: Unusual pods

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