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. Gastrolobium species can contain amounts of fluoro acetic acid, which can be toxic for dogs and livestock, but Gastrolobium celsianum is not toxic.
|Scientific Name:||Gastrolobium celsianum|
|Common Name:||Swan River Pea|
|Plant Type:||Small shrub|
|Height:||0.5 ~ 1 metre|
|Width:||1 ~ 3 metre|
|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|
|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|
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