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Indigofera himalayensis 'Silk Road'
Indigofera himalayensis 'Silk Road'
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Available Autumn 2019 - 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.

Supplied Size: 2L/3L pots (approx 3 years old, 25 - 30 cm tall)

  • 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.


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