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Indigofera australis

austral indigo

An open spreading shrub growing to 2m in height and width. Blue-grey foliage and sprays of mauve-pink pea-shaped flowers in spring are a feature of this plant.
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originAll Australian states.
cultural notesA hardy plant that adapts to full sun or full shade and flowers well in both. It is not fussy about soils provided they are well drained.
maintenanceShould be pruned from early age to encourade an attractive shape. Can be pruned quite hard but pruning into old wood should be avoided.
toleratesFrost and drought tolerant once established.
flowering seasonLate Winter, Spring, early Summer.
flower colourMauve pink pea style flowers occur in long heads.
foliage colourBlue-green pinnate leaves to 10cm in length with a soft, velvety texture.
widthup to 2m
heightup to 2m
plant spacing50cm apart
recommended usesAn attractive shrub that is under-utilised as a garden plant.
 
plant image creditsCreative Commons License Pkravchenko

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