There are no edible uses listed for Colutea x media.
This species has an extensive root system and is useful for planting on dry sunny banks for stabilizing the soil
Plants can be grown as a hedge
There are no material uses listed for Colutea x media.
There are no medicinal uses listed for Colutea x media.
Seed - pre-soak for 24 hours in hot water and sow late winter in a greenhouse
. Scarification can help speed up the germination process
. Germination can be slow and erratic
, though treated seed usually germinates in 1 - 3 months at 20°c
. As soon as they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for their first winter. Plant them out in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. This species is a hybrid and so is unlikely to breed true from seed.
Cuttings of half-ripe wood, 7 - 10cm with a heel, July/August in a frame
. Cuttings are not very long-lived
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Requires a well-drained soil and a sunny sheltered position
. Succeeds in poor and in dry soils, growing well on sunny banks
. Tolerates atmospheric pollution and salt-laden winds
Plants are hardy to about -20°c.
Flowers are produced on the current year's growth.
Plants in this genus are notably resistant to honey fungus.
This species has a symbiotic relationship with certain soil bacteria, these bacteria form nodules on the roots and fix atmospheric nitrogen. Some of this nitrogen is utilized by the growing plant but some can also be used by other plants growing nearby
Problems, pests & diseases
Associations & Interactions
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Polycultures & Guilds
There are no polycultures listed which include Colutea x media.
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Colutea x media
Material uses & Functions
- Strong wind
- Maritime exposure
Native Climate Zones
Adapted Climate Zones
Native Geographical Range
Root Zone Tendancy
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