Amorpha fruticosa
  • Amorpha fruticosa
  • Amorpha fruticosa

Amorpha fruticosa

£14.95

(False Indigo) A lovely, deciduous plant with exciting, indigo flowers native to the Southern United States which was first introduced to England in 1724.

Quantity
Supplied Size: 3L pots (3 years old, 40 - 60 cm tall)

  £6.95 P&P for ANY number of plants to most of UK.

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A lovely, deciduous plant with exciting, indigo flowers native to the Southern United States which was first introduced to England in 1724. The leaves are pinnate (feather-like) and bright green in spring / summer before showing some yellow tints in a good, crisp autumn before falling.

In midsummer, Amorpha fruticosa has slender racemes of pretty deep purple-blue, nearly black flowers with bright golden stamen. These flowers are very popular with insects and butterflies. An attractive and unusual flowering shrub, ideal for a sunny border!


  • Position: Full sun or light, dappled shade.
  • Soil: Any well drained, fertile soil. Amorpha fruticosa will tolerate nutritionally poor soils well.
  • Hardiness: Very hardy. This plant is quite tolerant of windy conditions.
  • Flowering Period: July.
  • Rate of Growth: Moderate.
  • Habit: Amorpha fruticosa grows to be a large branching shrub with an open, rounded habit if left unpruned.
    • Height: 3 m (10 ft)
    • Spread: 3 m (10 ft)
  • Notes: Amorpha fruticosa can be pruned back hard if necessary to tidy or reduce the end size.
2017-01-01

Data sheet

How Much Sun
Full Sun
Eventual Size
Shrub - Large (over 10 ft tall)
Growing Conditions
Soil Type: Dry / Sandy, Soil Type: Most Soils (not to fussy)
Special Features
Flowering Season - Summer (June - August), Good for Wildlife (Insects including bees & butterflies)

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