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Indigofera australis 'Austral Indigo'

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Outstanding native for feature planting, Austral Indigo puts on a showy display late winter-spring. Frost hardy, perfect for those looking to add native flowering plants to cool climate gardens.


Flower image: John Tann Flickr, cropped to size.
Foliage image: Corymb34 Flickr, cropped to size.

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'Austral Indigo'
Indigofera australis


DESCRIPTION: Attractive evergreen shrub featuring clusters of vivid mauve-pink pea flowers that contrast beautifully against its smooth blue-green foliage. Grows with an open habit. Flowers late winter and spring. 
USES: Plant as a feature, informal hedge or try training over retaining walls for a beautiful result. The flowers attract native birds too!
PLANTING: Plant in a full sun to lightly shaded location in soil which is free draining. Will tolerate most soil conditions! Add some well composted manure whan planting and follow up yearly with a slow release native fertiliser. 
CARE: Water regularly until the plant is established, usually around 12 weeks. Trim lightly after flowering to encourage a neat, compact growth habit, regular tip pruning while young will encourage a more rounded habit. Avoid cutting into old wood. Tolerates drought once established and is frost hardy. Boost with liquid fertiliser following extremly hot or dry conditions for best results. 
HEIGHT & WIDTH: 2m H x  up to 3m W.
YOUR PLANTS: These plants are tube-stock plants, healthy young plants with new roots that will establish quickly in your garden. The average size of your plants will be 15 -25 cm including the pot height of 80mm high and 42 mm wide.

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