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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Plant Details

Plant type


Soil type

Mesic (Not too Wet Not too Dry), Moist Mesic, Wet

Light exposure

Full Sun

Bloom period


Urban environment

Road-side/Salt Tolerant, Yards that Flood


Floodplain, Wetlands

Growth form


Growth rate


Flower color

Violet Blue

Fall color

Yellow Orange


Mature height
6 Feet
Mature width
6 Feet
Max height
8 Feet
Max width
8 Feet

Additional information

Butterfly host plant Loved by birds Pollinator hot spot Nitrogen fixer Rain garden suited

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