Dillwynia sericea

Showy Parrot-pea

Erect or spreading shrub with densely hairy stems.

Additional information

  • FamilyFabaceae
  • StoreyLower storey
  • Size0.6-1.5 m x 0.5-1.5 m
  • Plant groupingShrubs to 2m
  • LeavesFine leaves with or without long hairs, 5-20 mm x <1 mm. Grooved upper surface.
  • Flower colourYellow and red or orange
  • Flowering timeAugust to December
  • FlowersPairs of pea flowers in dense leafy spikes.
  • Bird attractingNo
  • Butterfly attractingNo
  • Frog habitatNo
  • Growing conditionsMoist to dry soils in heathland and woodland. Frost tolerant. Full sun, semi-shade.
  • Garden useVery floriferous shrub, stunning planted in swarms. Can be grown in moist positions by water or adaptable to drier positions. Prune after flowering. Containers.
  • Commercially availableIndigenous nursery
  • Conservation statusLocally common within its preferred growing conditions
  • Related speciesThe local form of Dillwynia sericea is sometimes referred to as D. sericea ssp. 1 (Southern Victoria).
Photographer/s: Marilyn Bull ©

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