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Indigofera himalayensis 'Silk Road'
  • Indigofera himalayensis 'Silk Road'

Indigofera himalayensis 'Silk Road'

£19.95

A new, small deciduous shrub, Indigofera himalayensis 'Silk Road' has branches covered with upright spikes of pretty bright pink flowers in late spring or early summer.

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A new, small deciduous shrub, Indigofera himalayensis 'Silk Road' has branches covered with upright spikes of pretty bright pink flowers in late spring or early summer. The pinnate (feather-like) leaves are mid green, sometimes turning handsome shades of golden yellow and bronze before falling in autumn.

An attractive small shrub, Indigofera himalayensis 'Silk Road' is ideal for planting in a sunny border and can also be grown in a large container.


  • Position: Full sun.
  • Soil: Well drained, fertile soil.
  • Hardiness: Reasonably hardy. Indigofera himalayensis 'Silk Road' 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: Bright pink
  • Rate of Growth: Moderate.
  • Habit: Small upright shrub spreading a little with age.
    • Height: 1.5 m (5 ft).
    • Spread: 1.5 m (5 ft).
  • Notes: Please be aware that until established, Indigofera himalayensis 'Silk Road' appear to be a little spindly and bare once they have lost their leaves in winter.

Data sheet

How Much Sun
Full Sun
Eventual Size
Shrub - Small, Shrub - Medium
Growing Conditions
Soil Type: Dry / Sandy, Soil Type: Not Fussy, Special: Coastal Areas
Special Features
Flowering in Summer, Honey Fungus Resistant

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