INDIGOFERA howellii

Tapering racemes of bright pink flowers
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  • Deciduous
    Mid-green leaves to 11cm (4½in) long, each of 7-17 elliptic to oblong leaflets
  • Shades of pink
    All shades of pink through to Carmine (red)
    Bright pink
  • Height
    3m (10ft)
  • Spread
    3m (10ft)
  • Tall Shrub
    Erect, spreading shrub.
  • 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 howellii

 
Available again from June 2022 -
£16.00 each 
Delivery Information Available again from June 2022
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  • Additional Features
    Pests & Diseases
    Trouble free
    Place of origin
    China
  • Flower Shape
    Racemes
    Horizontal racemes to 30cm (12in) long of flowers to 1.5cm (½in) across.
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf form
    Pinnate
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    Elliptic
    (see photos above)
    Oblong
    (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
3m (10ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  3m (10ft)
 

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