Amorpha fruticosa

Common name: Indigo Bush

Native plant

A shrub of the wetland and flood plains, Amorpha fruticosa also does well in good garden soil with full sun. Unique flowers are spikes 3-6 inches long that are purple-blue in color and spectacular when blooming in June. Tends to be irregular in shape, and it can get leggy if not cut to the ground every third or fourth year. Indigo Bush is a nitrogen fixer, which makes it a helpful addition to sites that have nutrient poor soils.


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Pricing information per unit for 5 gallon growing method
1 to 10 units $19.50
11 to 24 units $17
25 or more units $14.50

Plant Details

Plant type


Soil type

Mesic, Moist Mesic, Wet

Light exposure

Full Sun

Bloom period



Road-side/salt tolerant, Floodplain

Growth form


General information

Mature height
6 Feet
Mature width
6 Feet
Max height
8 Feet
Max width
8 Feet
Growth rate
Flower color
Violet Blue
Fall color
Yellow Orange

Additional information

Butterfly host plant Loved by birds Pollinator hot spot Nitrogen fixer

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