Daviesia are most commonly found in Western Australia although they do have good distribution down the east coast of Australia.
Although a reasonably large genus and fairly easy to grow they are not found widely in nurseries.
Most commonly found in nurseries are D.mimosoides, D.latifolia and D.horrida
Daviesia latifolia grows to about 2m and has pea like flowers. Daviesia latifolia like most of the species requires a well drained soil with part shade.
- Davesia can be used in the native garden, when in flower they are attractive.
- They are also useful as an understory plant in the broader landscape and in revegetaion projects. Being members of the pea family they will fix nitrogen into the soil.
- Daviesia leptophylla is referred to as the ‘Slender Bitter Pea’,
- Davesia mimosoides – Also known as the ‘Blunt leafed bitter pea’
- Daviesia mimosoides is the ‘Narrow Leaf Bitter Pea’.
- Daviesia latifolia is slightly taller growing than others, to 3m.
- Davesia ulicifolia – A species which grows in areas of dry Sclerophyll Forest
- Davesia umbelluluta – Another species from areas of dry Sclerophyll Forest
- Daviesia horrida with its sharp foliage is known as the ‘Prickly bitter pea’, very attractive flowers in spring.
- Native habitat – All states Large populations in Western Australia, good distribution from Victoria to Queensland.
- Growing Conditions – Found in areas of dry Sclerophyll Forest, good drainage full sun to part shade.
- Flower Colour – Range from yellow to brown and orange.
- Foliage – glossy green, different species have different shaped foliage.
- Height – To 2m depending on species
- Width – to 2m