Bastard indigo Amorpha fruticosa

bastard indigo


A. fruticosa is a vigorous deciduous shrub of spreading habit, with leaves composed of up to 30 oval leaflets, and slender racemes to 15cm in length, of deep purple flowers with orange anthers

Plant Info
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About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms

      bastard indigo false indigo river forest river locust shrubby false indigo see more

    • Common names

      Amorpha angustifolia, Amorpha tenessensis

  • infoCharacteristics

    • Foliage type


    • Height

      2.5-4 metres

    • Spread

      2.5-4 metres

    • Hardiness zones


  • sunLight

    Full Sun, Partial Shade

  • scissorsPruning

    group 6

  • bambooSoil

    Sand, SoilLoam

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Hardiness zone

      Flower borders and beds Drought Resistant Low Maintenance

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propagate by seed in autumn. Seed must be scarified

  • insectPests

    Generally pest free

  • microbeDiseases

    A rust may occur (N. America only)