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Care of the shrub Hippocrepis emerus or Scorpion senna.

Care of the shrub Hippocrepis emerus or Scorpion senna

The genus Hippocrepis, family Fabaceae, comprises 12 species of flowering plants native to the Mediterranean region, Europe and Asia. Some species are: Hippocrepis emerus, Hippocrepis balearica, Hippocrepis comosa, Hippocrepis ciliata.

Common name: Scorpion senna. This species is native to Europe and the Mediterranean region.

They are dense evergreen shrubs that reach 1 meter (3.28 feet) in height. The leaves have 2-4 pairs of oval, glossy dark green leaflets. The showy yellow flowers appear in clusters. They bloom in spring.

They are used in borders, in borders, as isolated specimens and next to walls protected from the wind. They are ideal for coastal gardens.

The Hippocrepis emerus needs full sun exposure. Frost resistant to -15 ºC (5 ºF).

The soil can be a normal well-drained garden soil with coarse sand and containing a little compost.

Water regularly, waiting until the substrate has almost dried. They are drought resistant when established.

Fertilize with a little compost or manure at the end of winter.

They can be heavily pruned at the end of winter to strengthen the plant.

They are plants resistant to the usual pests and diseases.

They are propagated from seeds sown in autumn or spring and by semi-woody cuttings.

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Hippocrepis emerus
Hippocrepis emerus
Hippocrepis emerus