Pultenaea scabra|Rough Bush-pea

Cardinia indigenous plant guide

Erect or spreading shrub with densely hairy stems.
Size (W x H)
0.5-1.5m x 1-2m
Dark green wedge-shaped leaves 3-16mm x 2-13mm, midrib ending in short point, rough above, paler with loose hairs below. Stipules tiny.
Loose terminal clusters of pea flowers.
Flower colour
Bright orange
Flower time
September to November
Growing conditions
Moist well drained soil in moist, occasionally dry, forests of mountain slopes. Moderately frost tolerant. Full sun to semi shade and dappled shade. Regenerates freely after fires.
Commonly used for
Small shrub with a brilliant spring display. Plant in groups. Pruning beneficial.
Available at indigenous nursery
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Thank you to Shire of Yarra Ranges for assistance in compiling this directory