Amorpha fruticosa

Amorpha fruticosa


False Indigo Categories: , ,


Please note: Not shippable to the State of Washington, classified as a quarantined, noxious weed.

Soil: Hydric(Wet) to Mesic(Medium)
Sun: Full to Part
Height: 6-18″
Color: Purple
Blooms: Jun-Aug
Flowers: The 1/4-1/3″ flowers have only 1 petal, and 10 stamens. They bloom in tight spike-like clusters.
Leaves: The 4-12″ leaves are covered with short white hairs. They are divided into 13-25 leaflets in a feather-like arrangement.

Suggested Uses:

This tall shrub is an excellent one for shoreline restoration and large raingarden projects. It is fast growing and is an excellent choice for stabilizing eroding shoreline. It’s pinnately-compound leaves give this plant a somewhat “tropical look” and has showy flowers. It is well liked by bees and butterflies. Great pollinator plant.


Interesting Facts

Name: The scientific name is from the Greek amorphos meaning “formless” or “deformed”.

Interesting Facts

Medicinal Uses:
Food Uses:
Other Uses:  Pollinator plant and larval host for a variety of butterflies.
More Info: Highly deer resistant
Name: Indigo Bush
Other Names:
USDA Plants Database profile page

Additional information

Weight 1 lbs

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