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Care of the plant Coronilla valentina or Scorpion vetch.

Care of the plant Coronilla valentina or Scorpion vetch

The genus Coronilla, family Fabaceae, includes 20 species of shrubs native to the Mediterranean basin. Some species are: Coronilla valentina, Coronilla emerus, Coronilla viminalis, Coronilla minima, Coronilla cappadocica, Coronilla scorpioides.

Common names: Shrubby scorpion-vetch, Scorpion vetch. This species is native to Portugal, Spain, Malta and Croatia.

They are easy to grow evergreen shrubs that reach 1.5 meters in height. The showy yellow flowers appear in inflorescences at the end of long peduncles.

They are used as isolated specimens and to form screens and small hedges. They are ideal plants for gardens by the sea.

The Coronilla valentina needs a very sunny exposure. They do not resist frost.

They can be grown in dry, calcareous soils or in any type of well-drained soil.

Water moderately throughout the year; they are drought resistant plants.

Prune lightly after flowering to maintain a compact appearance.

They are very rustic shrubs that do not need fertilizers.

They are resistant plants to the usual pests and diseases.

They propagate by cuttings in early fall.

Images of the plant Coronilla valentina or Scorpion vetch

Coronilla valentina
Coronilla valentina
Coronilla valentina
Coronilla valentina
Coronilla viminalis
Coronilla viminalis
 

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