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Gardening with Indigenous Plants
Indigenous Plant Use
Identification & Control of Common Weeds
Botanical Name:Dillwynia cinerascens
Common Name:grey parrot-pea
Sold As:Tube ($2.00)
Plant
Type(s):
Low Growing Shrub (30 cm to 1 m), Medium Shrub (1 to 2 m)
Growing
Conditions:
Partial Shade
Dry, Well Drained
Size
(HxW):
0.6-1.5 m x 0.5-1.5 m
Foliage:Fine greyish-green pine-like crowded leaves 3-30 mm x 0.3-0.5 mm. Groove on upper surface.
Flowers:Clusters of yellow & orange pea flowers on very short stalks. August-November
General
Comments:

Open erect or spreading greyish-green shrub with downy stems. Likes drier well drained soils of forests and woodlands. Frost tolerant. Dappled to semi shade.

In a garden useful for underplanting in shady situations under established trees. Adaptable shrub for shady areas.



Further
Information:
  1. Whitehorse Council
  2. Yarra Ranges Council (Victora, close to us)
  3. Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria (VICFLORA, technical, good photos)
  4. Wikipedia (free online encyclopedia)
  5. iNaturalist
  6. Royal Botanic Gardens (Kew UK, technical)


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