This is a wonderful winter-flowering shrub with a beautiful sweet scent. It is best grown against a wall and trained as a low climber. It is evergreen and generally has grey foliage with a slight blue tinge, although there is a beautiful variegated version which works really well with the yellow flowers. The flowers start in summer and continue through November into December. When planting, try to give this Mediterranean native a sheltered spot away from cold winds. If there is severe winter weather, consider covering the plant with a piece of horticultural fleece. The soil should be good quality and well drained and a few short bamboo canes can help keep it in place, preventing it from blowing around. You can usually find two types – the standard rich yellow-flowered Coronilla glauca and a soft pale yellow variety, ‘Citrina’.
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