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INDIGOFERA heterantha

Rose-purple pea-shaped flowers in long racemes and luxurious foliage. One of the most ornamental of all late flowering shrubs which prefers a hot sunny position
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  • Deciduous
    grey-green leaves to 10cm (4in) long each with up to 21 ovate leaflets.
  • Shades of pink
    All shades of pink through to Carmine (red)
    Rose purple
  • Height
    2-3m (6½-10ft)
  • Spread
    2-3m (6½-10ft)
  • Medium shrub
    Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height
    Spreading shrub with arching branches.
  • Hardy - cold winter
    Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
  • Full sun

INDIGOFERA heterantha

 
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  • Additional Features
    Pests & Diseases
    None.
    Place of origin
    Northwestern Himalayas.
    Resistant to honey fungus
    These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Flower Shape
    Racemes
    Dense, erect racemes to 15cm (6in) long of flowers to 1cm (½in), or more, across
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf form
    Pinnate
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf margin
    Entire
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    Ovate
    (see photos above)
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 1
    Suitable for: Deciduous and evergreen trees, and some deciduous shrubs.
    Pruning: Minimal pruning required. Prune wayward or crossing branches to maintain a healthy framework.
    When: When dormant in the late winter/early spring. Some in the summer/autumn to prevent bleeding of sap.

    RHS group 1
    Pruning group 4
    Suitable for: Deciduous trees and shrubs that flower on current year's growth or are grown for winter stem effect.
    Pruning: Hard prune to a low permanent framework.
    When: Annually in early Spring.

    RHS group 5, 6 & 7
    In areas with hard winters
    Pruning group 8
    Suitable for: Wall trained shrubs and less vigorous climbers.
    Action: For climbers 'spur prune' by cutting back 3-4 buds of the permanent framework. For wall trained shrubs cut back flowered shoots to within 2-4 buds of permanent framework.
    When: Annually after flowers if on previous year's growth, or in late Winter or Spring if on current year's growth.

    RHS group 12 & 13
    If wall-trained
  • Seasonal Interest
    Summer
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
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Indigofera Growing Guide
2-3m (6½-10ft)
Medium Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  2-3m (6½-10ft)
 

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