False indigo is a moderately fast growing shrub that is used for shoreline and riverbank stabilization. It can reach heights of 5-20', is intolerant of shade but tolerant of drought. It prefers sandy soil and is a legume so it can extract nitrogen from the air and enrich poor soil.
Wildlife Food & Cover:Fair food - browse. Fair cover-escape, perching.
Flowers: Deep purple spike May - June
Fruit: Small pods - August
Ecosystem: Lowland Hardwood Forest, Hardwood Swamp
Product Size at Purchase: 12-18"
Product Size at Maturity: 5-20'
Scientific Name: Amorpha fruiticosa
Other: Legume fixes nitrogen in poor soil. Used for shoreline and riverbank stabilization