My own collection from Chile, where it made small trees or large shrubs. Closely related to S. microphylla etc. from the other side of the Pacific, and similar in many ways, though this is hardier and has no juvenile phase. Ferny pinnate foliage and masses of rich yellow atypical 'pea' flowers in spring, opening particularly wide compared to the NZ species, followed by wacky 4 angled pods. A rare species in cultivation.