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Carmichaelia australis
Height: 4m;  Spread: 3m
Common Native Broom (Tree)
Very open tree. Leafless with small purple flowers (summer). Hardy. This form has broader stems than most. Fast-growing, and perfect for pool sides.
» Click here for our Carmichaelia article published in The Fringe, July 2015 ...
» For a landscaping perspective on Carmichaelia australis, see this article by O2 Landscapes...
Photo gallery:
This juvenile plant shows has leaves which are absent on the adults.
A form once called Carmichaelia violacea
When they split open to reveal the seeds, the pods of Carmichaelia produce a very sculptured effect.
Here are newish flowers at the bottom of the photo, older ones at the top and newly formed seed pods in between.