Daviesia ulicifolia. gorse bitter pea

Family Fabaceae
Description Open upright small-medium shrub
Flowering Time spring
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Florabank Profile
Vegetation Communities Sclerophyll communities and some grassy woodlands
Soil Types A range of soils from well drained sands to periodically waterlogged clays.
Values / Uses
Revegetation / Habitat Values Very useful coloniser of hostile sites. Widely used in roadside revegetation projects. Nesting site for small birds.
Amenity / Ornamental Values Showy in flower but a fairly stiff, unattractive plant at other times. Daviesia latifolia is superior for horticultural uses. Both species can be coppiced.
Other Values Nitrogen fixer.
Tolerances
Water Deficit high
Compaction average
Waterlogging average
Shade low
Minimum Temperature -5 degrees
Seed & Germination Details
Average no. Seeds per Gram 100
Viability Period long
Dormancy physical
Treatment hot water 90 degress for 1 minute
Days From First to Last Germination at 25 Degrees 6-20
Direct Seeding easy