False Indigo (Amorpha fruticosa)

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This plant is restricted for shipment to Maine.

Latin: Amorpha fruticosa

Zones: 4-9

Other common names: desert false indigo, false indigo-bush, bastard indigobush, indigo bush

Mature Height:  10-15′ tall

Soil/Climate: False Indigo is native to North America, growing wild throughout the lower 48 states, as well as southeastern Canada. Suitable for sandy and loamy soils, prefers dry or moist soil, can grow in nutrionally poor soil and tolerate drought. Makes a good highway shrub due to its high tolerance of salt. Full sun to partial shade.

Notes: False Indigo flowers are small, purple to dark blue with yellow stamens appearing from April to June. Grows in loose, airy thickets commonly along streams. Fast grower. Often planted as an ornamental. Small fruit, up to 3/8″ long. Compound leaves are 6-16″ long. Plant 10 – 15′ apart.

Wildlife: Nectar from flowers attracts bees, butterflies, and other nectar eating insects.


Cold Stream Farm supplies False Indigo trees which are grown as bare root seedlings and transplants and sold both wholesale and retail with no minimum order.
Additional information on Amorpha fruticosa can be found on the link: USDA / NRCS PLANTS Database.

Additional information

Dimensions 1 × 1 in


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