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DORYCNIUM hirsutum
Hairy Canary


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:: Fabaceae :: DORYCNIUM :: hirsutum
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Main asset

Its silver color due is to its dense hair. Very good drought resistance.


Grows on limestone soils, poor and well drained. Tolerates sea spray. Prune regularly to maintain compactness.

Bushy mediterranean subshrub, compact, small gray-white hairy leaves. White flowers veined with pink.

  • Uses: Rock gardens, slopes, borders

Global caracteristics:

  • Type of foliage: evergreen
  • Habit: bushy
  • Height: 50 cm x 80 cm
  • Growth: medium
  • Flowering period: August-September

Shape and colours:

  • Foliage shape: composed with 5 leaflets
  • Foliage colour: grey
  • Foliage colour in autumn: grey white
  • Flowers shape: legumin
  • Flowers colour: white


  • Soil type: drained necessary
  • Exposure: sun
  • Hardiness: - 15 °C (5 °F - USDA zone 7b)