Amorpha canescens
(leadplant)
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Category: Herbaceous Plants

Photo Credits: Steven N. Rodie

Height: 24 – 36 inches


Spread:  36 inches


Location: Sides, Top of Berm


Native Status: NE


Comments & Cautions:
cut back to within 6 inches of base in early spring to encourage full growth; extensive deep roots enhance drought adaptability


Recommended For:

  • Bioretention and Rain Gardens

This plant prefers that the level of moisture in your soil be: Average or Dry

This plant prefers Sand or Loam or Clay soil.

The plant DOES NOT have a salt tolerance.


Bloom and Interest Season:

Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
June
July
Aug
Sept
Oct
Nov
Dec

Plant Form

small, semi-woody to woody, irregular

Foliage

fine-textured, compound leaves with small silvery green leaflets

Flowers

racemes 2 to 4 inches long, blue to red-violet, fragrant; June-July

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