Daviesia latifolia|Hop Bitter-pea

Cardinia indigenous plant guide

Open to dense erect shrub with angular branchlets.
Size (W x H)
1-3m x 1-2m
Leathery, blue-green elliptic to egg-shaped leaves 2-15cm x 5-70mm with network of prominent veins and wavy edges.
Many-flowered sprays of small fragrant pea flowers, with a distinct bract at the base of each stalk. Triangular pod.
Flower colour
Yellow and brown
Flower time
September to December
Growing conditions
Dry well drained clay soil on drier slopes of mountain forests to 1800m. Frost and snow tolerant. Full sun to dappled shade.
Commonly used for
Hedge or screen plant in shady sites. Can be pruned to shape. Leaves were used to replace hops by early settlers.
Available at indigenous nursery
Photo gallery
Thank you to Shire of Yarra Ranges for assistance in compiling this directory