Sweet Bursaria

Scientific NameBursaria spinosa subsp. bursaria
Size and formA spiny small tree 2-8m high and 2-3 m wide
Flowers, leaves and fruitA showy display of creamy-white fragrant flowers occur in an inflorescence at the end of branches from December to March. Fruit is a brown, flattened and purse-shaped capsule. The leaves are smooth, shiny, green and variable in shape. There are often spines along branches.
Growing conditionsPrefers well-drained soils in a part-shade or full-sun position. Useful for screening or windbreaks. Important food plant for butterflies.