Daviesia pachyphylla – Ouch Bush

An open spreading shrub which is well named, as the succulent blue grey foliage with sharp points will draw blood. In winter, the branches are covered in yellow and brown attractive pea flowers. Naturally grows in the Stirling range area in Western Australia, in full sun and on sandy soils. Suitable for well drained soils, and gardening masochists.

Scientific Name:Daviesia pachyphylla
Family:Fabaceae
Common Name:Ouch Bush
Plant Type:Small shrub
Height:1 ~ 1.5 metre
Width:1 ~ 1.5 metre
Flower Colour:Yellow, Gold, Brown
Flowering Time:Winter
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Poor soil
Plant Environment:Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Warm temperate, Mediterranean, Semi-arid
Light:Sunny
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Open foliage
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Well-drained
Propagation Method:Seed
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Butterflies

Neutrog Bush Tucker & medal

Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertilizer for this plant.

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