Pultenaea hispidula|Rusty Bush-pea

Cardinia indigenous plant guide

Densely hairy spreading shrub with arching branches.
Size (W x H)
0.3-1.5m x 0.5-2m
Greyish crowded hairy oblong leaves 4-8mm x 0.7-3mm with pointed soft tip, hairier below. Stipules 1-2mm, united at base, tip curved back.
Small sprays of pea flowers clustered in axils towards tips of short branches.
Flower colour
Flower time
September to December
Growing conditions
Well drained soils in moist to dry forests. Tolerates moderate frosts. Partial to dappled shade.
Commonly used for
Flowers profusely. Plant under established trees. Small background plant, foliage colour can be a feature.
Available at indigenous nursery
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Thank you to Shire of Yarra Ranges for assistance in compiling this directory