Austral Indigo

Indigofera australis - botanical name

Indigofera australis

Evergreen open spreading or erect plant (2m x 2m) from all states of Australia (including Sydney). Pinnate blue green leaves open spaced on the stem. Sprays of purple pea flowers in summer. Useful as a hardy shrub in low maintenance areas or massed to cascade over a slope. Prune regularly for a more compact form. Frost and drought tolerant.

  • Plant type
    Shrub
  • Sun/Shade tolerance
    Full Sun, Shade, Part Shade
  • Frost tolerance
    Frost hardy
  • Soil type(s)
    Sand, Clay, Loam
  • Water rating
    Low
  • Plant origin
    Indigenous (Australia (Sydney on clay soils))
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