Daviesia arborea – Golden Pea Tree

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
Flowering Time:Spring
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
Soil Moisture:Well-drained
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Screen, Windbreak
Attracts Wildlife:Butterflies


Once you have found the plant that you want, the next step is to find where to get it. Nurseries stock a good range of plants, but due to space and supplies, they may or may not have the wanted plant in stock. If they don’t, they may be able to order it in for you.  Specialist nurseries are also able to give great advice, and if they don’t have the plant you want, they can often suggest alternative plants that will be just as good for you. Below is a list of our favourite specialist nurseries. Click on the links for their details-


The Wildflower Place Erina – NSW 


Sydney Wildflower Nursery – NSW


Newcastle Wildflower Nursery – NSW


Cool Country Natives – ACT


Geelong Native Plants – Victoria


Wimmera Native Nursery – Victoria


Zanthorrea Nursery – Perth WA


Manuka Native Nursery – South Australia




Sydney Wildflower Nursery – mail order


The Native Shop – mail order




Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for native plants.