Brush pea
Chorizema 'Bush Flame'

Family: Papilionaceae (pa-pil-ee-uh-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Chorizema (kor-riz-ZEE-muh) (Info)
Cultivar: Bush Flame

Category:

Shrubs

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Pink

Orange

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Late Fall/Early Winter

Mid Winter

Blooms all year

Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:

Evergreen

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

This plant is resistant to deer

Provides winter interest

Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From semi-hardwood cuttings

From seed; germinate in a damp paper towel

Scarify seed before sowing

Seed Collecting:

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Oct 23, 2011, Kell from Northern California, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:

This is a vigorous hybrid that is a Koala Blooms University of California Santa Cruz 2002 Plant Introduction. It was made from a cross between the Heart Leafed Flame Pea, Chorizema cordatum and C. varium.