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A picture of a Box-Leaf Bush-Sweetpea

Box-Leaf Bush-Sweetpea

Podalyria buxifolia

Full Sun


RHS hardiness


Minimum temperature


  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

More images of Box-Leaf Bush-Sweetpea

Leaves and stems
Developing pod
Resprouted after fire

Box-Leaf Bush-Sweetpea Overview

Podalyria buxifolia is a delicately beautiful shrub from the southern Cape mountains. It has attractive, dark-green, glossy leaves and the most exquisite maroon, pea-like, scented flowers in summer. It is new to horticulture, but we believe it has good potential and is an excellent plant for the gardener wanting to attract bees, butterflies and birds to the garden.

Special features of Box-Leaf Bush-Sweetpea

Attracts bees