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Amorpha fruticosa
False Indigo Shrub / Amorpha

$18.00 $23.40
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CULTURAL CONDITIONS

Plant Min Zone: 4a

Plant Max Zone: 9b

Sunlight: All Day Full Sun, Full Sun, Part Sun

Water / Rainfall: Average, High

Soil Quality: Poor, Average

FLOWERS AND FOLIAGE

Bloom Season: Spring, Early Summer

Flower Color: Purple, Orange

Berry / Fruit Color: Brown-Beige, Purplish Black

Spring Foliage Color: Mint Green

Summer Foliage Color: Mint Green

Fall Foliage Color: Mint Green, Yellow

Evergreen Foliage: No

Winter Interest: No

Scented Flowers: No

PLANT TOLERANCES

Drought Tolerance: Medium

Wet-Feet Tolerance: High

Humidity Tolerance: High

Wind Tolerance: Medium, High

Poor Soil Tolerance: Sandy Soils, Clay Soils, Acidic Soil (low PH), Alkaline Soils (high PH)

GROWTH AND MAINTENANCE

Height: 4' - 10'

Width: 4' - 10'

Growth Rate: Fast

Service Life: Long: 5-10 years

Maintenance Need: Medium

Spreading Potential: High

Yearly Trimming Tips: Trim Shrub to Desired Size in Winter, Spring or Summer: Not Grown for Flowers or Fruit.

PLANT USES AND LIMITATIONS

Plant Grouping Size: Small Grouping of 3-5, Medium Grouping of 5-10, Mass Planting of 10 or more

Best Side of House: South Exposure, West Exposure, East Exposure, North Exposure

Extreme Planting Locations: Tolerates Periods of Standing Water, Top of Retaining Wall Locations, Base of Retaining Wall Locations

Ornamental Features: Other Features not listed

Special Landscape Uses: Naturalizing, Erosion Control

Possible Pest Problems: Foliage Disease

Plant Limitations: Aggressive Rhizomes / Runners, Lack of Ornamental Features, May Be Too Invasive for Garden Use

Description

False Indigo Shrub (Amorpha fruticosa) is a 6-10 ft., loose, airy shrub which often forms dense thickets. The blooming season is relatively short but the pinnately compound leaves offers lasting interest and a "Wow" factor. The foliage is pinnately compound, fine-textured, and turns gold in the fall lasting for a week or two. Older plantings may be rejuvenated as they do develop a leggy character with the majority of their foliage on the upper third of the plant. This is a species of flowering plant in the legume family Fabaceae so it is able to make its own nitrogen. False Indigo Shrub tolerates many types of soil including wet sandy soils. Other names include desert false indigo, false indigo-bush, and bastard indigobush. It is native to North America and has potential to be invasive in parts of the country but not so much in Kansas.

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