Schwerin’s False Indigo

A medium-sized shrub consisting of one or more arching, woody stems with sparse branches lined with shiny, dark green, pinnate leaves.  Elongated plumes of tiny, deep purple flowers with bright orange anthers bloom in late Spring, and are followed by small brown seed pods in late Summer.  Birds seem to love the seeds as they have eaten all the pods off of all the plants at Beech Hollow Farm in a single day much to the dismay of would-be seed collectors.  A member of the pea family with Nitrogen-fixing roots.

Scientific Name: Amorpha schwerinii
Bloom Color: Orange, Violet
Bloom Time: April, May, June
Butterfly Host: N/A
Container Size: 3/4 gallon
Cultural Uses: N/A
Fall Foliage: Yes
Fruit: N/A
Habit: Shrub
Height: 2-5', 5-8'
Light Needs: Part Shade (2-5 hrs. direct sun), Full Sun (5+ hrs. direct sun)
Square Feet Used: N/A
Type Of Garden Ecotone: Xeric
Water Needs: Dry, Average

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