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Weeping Indigo Shrub*

Indigofera pendula

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Weeping Indigo Shrub (Indigofera pendula) at Alsip Home and Nursery

Weeping Indigo Shrub flowers

Weeping Indigo Shrub flowers

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Weeping Indigo Shrub (Indigofera pendula) at Alsip Home and Nursery

Weeping Indigo Shrub in bloom

Weeping Indigo Shrub in bloom

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Height:  8 feet

Spread:  6 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  6

Description:

Dangling racemes of rosy pea-shaped flowers make a showy display in the heat of summer; ferny foliage adds fine texture to the landscape

Ornamental Features

Weeping Indigo Shrub features showy racemes of pink pea-like flowers hanging below the branches from mid to late summer. It has attractive emerald green foliage. The ferny compound leaves are highly ornamental and remain emerald green throughout the winter. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Weeping Indigo Shrub is a multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. It is a good choice for attracting bees and butterflies to your yard. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Weeping Indigo Shrub is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Hedges/Screening
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Weeping Indigo Shrub will grow to be about 8 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 6 feet. It tends to be a little leggy, with a typical clearance of 1 foot from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 40 years or more.

This shrub should only be grown in full sunlight. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is quite intolerant of urban pollution, therefore inner city or urban streetside plantings are best avoided. This species is not originally from North America.

 

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing  Screening  Garden 
Applications
Flowers  Foliage Color  Texture  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features