Bursaria spinosa ssp. spinosa|Sweet Bursaria, Kurwan, Tupy

Cardinia indigenous plant guide

Narrow to rounded shrub or small tree with spines along branches. Plants spinier, smaller leafed in drier sites, larger-leaved & often spineless in moist sites.
Size (W x H)
2-6m x 2-6m
Leaves variable - narrow to elliptic, often notched, shiny, dark green to 25mm x up to 10mm.
Massed bunches of fragrant flowers at the ends of branches. Well displayed brown seed capsules held for a long time after flowering.
Flower colour
Flower time
November to February
Growing conditions
Moist to dry well drained soils in forests of foothills and mountains. Frost and snow tolerant. Full sun, partial shade.
Commonly used for
Prune from young plants to produce bushy plants in dry areas. Plants attractive in flower and fruit but need to be selected according to conditions.
Available at indigenous nursery
Attracts birds
Attracts butterflies
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Thank you to Shire of Yarra Ranges for assistance in compiling this directory