Viminaria juncea

Native Broom, Golden Spray

Slender erect bright green weeping shrub.

Additional information

  • FamilyFabaceae
  • StoreyMiddle storey
  • Size2.5-5 m x 2-2.5 m
  • Plant groupingShrubs 1.5-10 m
  • LeavesJuvenile leaves divided into 1-3 narrow lance-shaped leaflets 1-6 cm x 3-15 mm. Adult leaves reduced to wiry leaf stalks 3-25 cm long.
  • Flower colourYellow-orange often with red markings
  • Flowering timeOctober to February
  • FlowersLong drooping sprays of pea flowers to 20 cm or more.
  • Bird attractingNo
  • Butterfly attractingNo
  • Frog habitatNo
  • Growing conditionsPoorly drained soils in swamps and depressions. Full sun, semi shade.
  • Garden useFast growing plant for moist areas. Useful beside pools and wet areas where it provides a brilliant display in flower. Weeping form enhances pond background. Adaptable to drier conditions if it receives summer watering.
  • Commercially availableAustralian plant & indigenous nurseries
  • Conservation statusSignificant within the Shire. Occurs in few local sites where it can be common. More common outside the Shire boundary.
Photographer/s: 1 Marilyn Bull ©; 2, 3 Peter Kinchington ©;

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