Gastrolobium celsianum – Swan River Pea

A great easy care small shrub with a naturally neat habit. It flowers from late winter through spring, and the red flowers are nectar rich and bird attracting. Adaptable to a wide range of soils and climates including humid ones, in sun or semi shade. Can be used as an understory plant. Tolerates medium frosts.This plant used to be known as Brachysema lanceolatum.

Scientific Name:Gastrolobium celsianum
Family:Fabaceae
Common Name:Swan River Pea
Plant Type:Small shrub
Height:0.5 ~ 1 metre
Width:1 ~ 3 metre
Flower Colour:Red
Flowering Time:Spring, Winter
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Sandy, Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix, Saline, Poor soil
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Flower garden, Coastal garden
Climate Zone:Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Light:Sunny, Light shade, Half shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Dense foliage, Mound-shaped
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Well-drained
Propagation Method:Seed, Softwood cutting, Semihardwood cutting
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Hedge, Screen, Windbreak
Special Uses:Erosion control
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects

Neutrog Bush Tucker & medal

Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertilizer for this plant.

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