Indigofera australis|Austral Indigo

Cardinia indigenous plant guide

Open spreading shrub.
Size (W x H)
1-2m x 1-2m
Blue fern-like leaves to 10cm long. Leaflets 11-25, oblong with rounded end, small point on tip, 10-40mm x 5-9mm.
Sprays of pea flowers to 15cm long in leaf axils.
Flower colour
Flower time
September to December
Growing conditions
Well drained soils in foothill and dryish forests. Tolerates light frosts. Full sun to semi shade.
Commonly used for
A very floriferous shrub with branches bowed down by weight of flowers. Pruning beneficial to maintain shape. Can be grown as an undershrub, looks good mass planted.
Available at indigenous nursery
Attracts butterflies
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Thank you to Shire of Yarra Ranges for assistance in compiling this directory