Common name: Native Lilac
Height: 1m but will climb to 3m
Width: 1m

Description: Wiry, twining shrub that spreads over the ground or climbs up with support. Shiny, dark green, oval-shaped leaves. Dark purple (sometimes white) pea flowers in winter to summer.

Growing and distribution: Grows in a wide range of soils.  Will climb if given a chance but if it does leaves and flowers concentrate at higher level.  Best appearance and flowers if kept at ground level.

Beneficial Attributes: Leaves are boiled by Aboriginal people to make a slightly sweet drink. Caterpillar and nectar food plant. Provides excellent habitat due to it’s density allowing animals to hide. Attracts native bees.

Specific location issues: rain>400