Genus Species: Pultenaea hispidula
Common / Product Name: Rusty Bush Pea
Habit: SMALL SHRUB (SS)
Height x Width: 0.75 – 0.75m x 1.50 – 1.50m
Pruning: Light Medium
Frost Tolerance: High
Clay & Heavy Soil Tolerance: Well Drained
Coastal Tolerance: Medium
Drought Tolerance: Low
Origin: Australian Plant
Flowering: starts: Spring
Flower Colour: Clusters of small, orange and rust pea-flowers.
Irrigation: Requires good drainage with ample moisture. Will require watering over long dry periods.
Lower Temperatures: Temperatures as low as -3°C to -7°C for short periods. This plant is frost hardy.
Upper Temperatures: Temperatures to the Mid 30’s°C to Low 40’s°C.
Fertilising: Slow release low phosphorus fertilizer.
Environment: Plants selected suitable for Melbourne surrounds and southern states of Australia.