Goodia lotifolia, Golden Tip, Clover Bush, Yellow Pea

Goodia lotifolia

Golden Tip, Clover Bush, Yellow Pea
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Faboideae
Origin: Australia
USDA Zone: 9-11?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapLarge shrub 5-10 ft tallSmall plant 2-5 ftSemi-shadeFull sunDry conditionsModerate waterYellow, orange flowersPlant attracts butterflies, hummingbirds

Where an easy and quick grower is wanted this is a most attractive choice with several uses. Given plenty of room it makes a beautiful specimen plant, well set on a lawn and hardy enough for decorating public grounds. It hides a fence quickly and may be lightly trimmed to form a tall, loose hedge. It is quite frost hardy, though slightly deciduous in the coldest districts. It is very hardy to drought in the sense that although it loses wood in years of extreme drought it renews itself by long suckering branches when watered again, gradually forming a thicket-like shrub with strong whippy branches arching and curving to ground level.

It should be mentioned that the leaves of Goodia lotifolia are suspected to be poisonous to stock.

Goodia lotifolia, Golden Tip, Clover Bush, Yellow Pea

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