Plant name: Austral indigo
Plant type: shrubs / bushes / trees
Origin: All Australian states.
Cultural notes: A 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.
Maintenance: Should be pruned from early age to encourade an attractive shape. Can be pruned quite hard but pruning into old wood should be avoided.
Tolerates: Frost and drought tolerant once established.
Flowering season: Late Winter, Spring, early Summer.
Flower colour: Mauve pink pea style flowers occur in long heads.
Foliage colour: Blue-green pinnate leaves to 10cm in length with a soft, velvety texture.
Width: up to 2m
Height: up to 2m
Plant spacing: 50cm apart
Recommended uses: An attractive shrub that is under-utilised as a garden plant.
Description: 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.