A large shrub to small tree with a weeping habit, with yellow pea flowers with clusters of brown-red centres in early spring. It has attractive furrowed corky bark. It can grow to 14 metres in its natural range, but tends to be smaller in cultivation. It is prized by cabinet makers for its hard and close grained timber. Likes a sunny position, well drained soil, tolerant of some frost.
It naturally grows in moist forests on the NSW north coast to Queensland.
|Scientific Name:||Daviesia arborea|
|Common Name:||Pea Tree|
|Plant Type:||Small tree, Large shrub|
|Height:||4 ~ 14 metres|
|Width:||2 ~ 6 metres|
|Flower Colour:||Yellow, Red, Gold, Brown|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden|
|Climate Zone:||Sub-tropical, Warm temperate|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Weeping|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Screen, Windbreak|
Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for this plant.