Additional information for Bladder Senna

Bladder Senna

Colour  Yellow/Orange
Common name  Bladder Senna
Date  July 08, 2013
Details  Easily grown shrub with bright yellow flowers produced throughout the summer, followed by large, inflated seed pods.
Family  Leguminosae/Fabaceae
Flowers  June, July, August
Botanical name  Colutea arborescens
Nitrogen fixer  
Perennial  

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Nitrogen fixing plant species suited to temperate climate such as North Canterbury New Zealand

Nitrogen fixing plant species suited to temperate climate such as North Canterbury New Zealand

Nitrogen is an essential element for plant growth. Certain plants have a useful ability to capture nitrogen from the atmosphere. This is often achieved through symbiotic relationship with fungi in the root zone. Being able access unlimited nitrogen allows these plants to grow quickly while also making some available to surrounding plants. The practical reality is that including nitrogen fixing plants of various shapes and sizes amongst other productive plantings improves overall health, vigour and fertility,