A leguminous shrub with thick, blue-green, evergreen leaves. Coronilla naturally forms an attractive dense mound covered in scented bright yellow pea-like flowers in spring and early summer. It grows up to 1 metre in height and spread, but normally under natural rainfall it will be smaller than this. After the flowers, it produces slender brown pods of seeds. It is supposedly fragrant during the day and not at night.
Pruning of old and ‘leggy’ plants is easy, and they will reshoot vigorously after such treatment. A native to Portugal and the Mediterranean Basin, this is an easy to grow plant in unimproved soils. As they self-seed easily, they can be used to help re-establish vegetation on old farmland or degraded land. It can also be used as a pioneer plant on slopes as it thrives in poor, stony, well-drained soils. Offering all year shelter, it is excellent for bees and insects as well as other native wildlife.
We are a plant nursery in the Algarve specialising in dry mediterranean species. We propagate and grow our own stock in conditions they are likely to endure when they are planted out.
We grow plants that are adapted to the dry land conditions in Portugal and southern Spain, both mediterranean perennials and succulents.
We choose plants that require very little water and maintenance. We produce a range of dry land plants that are typical of the worlds mediterranean regions. These are available to order ready for planting in the wetter months of the year. Please order the plants you need and we’ll have them ready at the best time for planting.
To ensure your new plants adapt and establish quickly, we produce them in special anti-spiral root pruning containers and a range of fibre pots (no plastic waste) with our own tried and tested growing media.
Please note we have no retail outlet or garden centre and are not open to the public. For more information you can contact us here.
Plantas adaptadas à seca - produzimos plantas adaptadas às condições de Portugal e Sul de Espanha, tanto espécies mediterrânicas como suculentas.
Oferecemos uma gama de espécies típicas das zonas climáticas mediterrânicas em todo o mundo.