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A genus of Leguminous shrubs from New Zealand, with curious, Rush-like branches and tiny Pea shaped lilac flowers. They are increased by seeds or cuttings, and grow best in a mixture of sandy loam and a little peat.

About London they thrive in the open, but in colder places they will require protection. C. Australis and C. flagelliformis, are the hardiest species. They flower in June and July.