Indigofera frutescens

Water Needs

low; moderate

Indigofera frutescens
Shrub large
River Indigo

ize 2 - 4 m

Size

Light Conditions

shade; semi-shade; sun

Frost

moderate

Flowers

pink; summer

screen; small area tree; sun; semi-shade; sandy soils; wildlife butterflies butterfly host; narrow spaces; fast-growing easy-care

Garden Situation

Habitat

coastal eastern cape; coastal kzn; woodland forest; grassland

Region

subtropical east coast; highveld; thicket

Rain Season

summer

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Description

Size: 2 – 4 m with a 2 – 3 m spread; evergreen; plant in light to partial shade or sun; quick growing; lovely pink flowers in summer; container plant; screen; can plant close to walls and paving; attracts insects and birds and butterfly host plant; moderate frost; easy to prune. Grows in savanna-bushveld and forest, rocky slopes in Eastern Cape, Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal.

Indigofera frutescens
Indigofera frutescens