Petalostylis labicheoides
Butterfly Bush

Uses: Highly attractive medium rounded shrub with intense sprays of yellow and orange flowers. Has a long flowering period. Does require a warm sunny position. Responds well to pruning and can be developed as hedge. Can become partially deciduous in the winter. Is not long lived.

:FR: Flinders Rangers  
:EA: Eastern   
:NL: Northern Lofty

For detail on these regions refer to the user guide.

  • Height 1-4m
  • Spread 1.5-4m
  • Position
    • position-fullsun Full Sun
  • Family Fabaceae
  • Botanical Name Petalostylis labicheoides
  • Common Name Butterfly Bush
  • Origin SA, NSW, WA, Qld
  • Habit Erect
  • Landscape Floodplains, Plains, Watercourse, Footslopes, Hills
  • Soil Texture Clay, Loam, Sand
  • pH Acidic, Alkaline, Neutral
  • Tolerates Drought, Moderate frost
  • Supplementary Watering Minimal
  • Flower Colour Yellow
  • Flowering Time Spring
  • Flower Type Star
  • Purpose Screen, Ornamental, Hedge, Habitat
  • Evergreen/Deciduous Evergreen
  • Form Medium Shrub (Usually between 1.2m & 3.6m)