Genus Species: Indigofera australis
Common / Product Name: Australian Indigo
Habit: MEDIUM SHRUB (MS)
Height x Width: 2 – 2.5m x 1.00 – 2.00m
Pruning: Light Medium
Frost Tolerance: Medium
Clay & Heavy Soil Tolerance: Medium / Well drained
Coastal Tolerance: Medium
Drought Tolerance: Medium
Origin: Australian Plant
Flowering: starts: Spring
Flower Colour: Purple rarely white pea-flowers.
Irrigation: No watering required once established if planted in suitable conditions. Will require water over long dry periods.
Lower Temperatures: Medium frost tolerance temperatures as low as -3°C. Best planted in protected areas.
Upper Temperatures: Temperatures to the Mid 40’s°C over summer months.
Fertilising: Slow release low phosphorus fertilizer, supplement with iron to prevent yellowing of leaves.
Environment: Plants selected suitable for Melbourne surrounds and southern states of Australia.