Pultenaea acerosa
Bristly Bush-pea

Uses: Highly ornamental low shrub for mixed native landscapes, parks and reserves in areas of calcareous soils. Slightly prickly suitable for low traffic areas. Butterfly and larva food source. Habitat refuge for native birds, lizards and small mammals.

This plant is indigenous to the following botanical regions of South Australia.

:EP: Eyre Peninsula
:MU: Murray
:YP: Yorke Peninsula
:SL: Southern Lofty
:KI: Kangaroo Island
:SE: South Eastern
For detail on these regions refer to the user guide.

  • Height 0.8-1m
  • Spread 1-3m
  • Position
    • position-fullsun Full Sun
  • Family Fabaceae
  • Botanical Name Pultenaea acerosa
  • Common Name Bristly Bush-pea
  • Origin SA, Vic
  • Habit Dwarf, Rigid, Spreading to erect
  • Landscape Footslopes, Hills
  • Soil Texture Loam, Sand
  • pH Acidic, Neutral
  • Tolerates Drought, Moderate frost
  • Supplementary Watering Minimal
  • Flower Colour Yellow
  • Flowering Time Spring, Summer
  • Flower Type Pea
  • Purpose Ornamental, Habitat, Wind protection, Screen, Hedge
  • Form Low shrub (Up to 1.2m)
  • Indigenous to the Adelaide Region