Indigofera amblyantha - summer flowers
  • Indigofera amblyantha - summer flowers

Indigofera amblyantha


Indigofera amblyantha is a handsome medium sized shrub with soft-pink, upright racemes of flowers continuously throughout the summer.

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Indigofera amblyantha is a handsome medium sized shrub with soft-pink, upright racemes of flowers continuously throughout the summer.. The pinnate (feather-like) leaves are dark green, turning shades of yellow and bronze before falling in autumn.

A  rarely planted member of the pea family from China, this elegant, medium sized, flowering shrub is particularly beautiful when grown against a sunny wall or fence.

  • Position: Full sun.
  • Soil: Fertile soil. Indigofera amblyantha enjoys dry soils.
  • Hardiness: Reasonably hardy. Indigofera amblyantha can suffer from some die back following a very cold winter, however it usually recovers well in the following year.
  • Flowering Period: June - September.
  • Flower Colour: Deep rose-purple
  • Rate of Growth: Moderate to vigorous.
  • Habit: Medium sized, branching shrub.
    • Height: 2 m (6 ft) to 2.5 m (8 ft).
    • Spread: 2.5 m (8 ft).
  • Notes: Please be aware that until established, Indigofera amblyantha appear to be a little spindly and bare once they have lost their leaves in winter.
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How Much Sun
Full Sun
Mature Size
Shrub - Medium (5 - 10 ft tall)
Growing Conditions
Soil Type: Dry / Sandy, Soil Type: Most Soils (not to fussy), Special: Coastal Areas
Special Features
Flowering Season - Autumn (September - November), Flowering Season - Summer (June - August)

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