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plant type

native trees and shrubs

water      hardiness

project type

urban and commercial

soil type and drainage

light - sandy soils
medium - loamy soils
good drainage

Jacksonia scoparia

native dogwood

A large shrub or small tree with an open, sometimes weeping habit. It has grey-green branches, the leaves are reduced to small brown scales which can only be seen on close inspection. Yellow pea style flowers appear in spring.
originNSW, Qld.
cultural notesPrefers full sun or part shade in well drained soils. Long lived.
toleratesFrost and drought tolerant.
flowering seasonSpring.
flower colourAbundant pea style flowers, yellow, sometimes with a red spot at the base.
foliage colourThe foliage is made up of arching grey-green branchlets. The true leaves are reduces to small brown scales.
widthup to 2m
heightup to 4m
plant spacing100cm apart
recommended usesA handsome plant, particularly attractive when in flower.
plant image creditsCreative Commons License Cgoodwin

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