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Indigofera heterantha - 2012


By Andrewr

Indigofera heterantha - 2012 (Indigofera heterantha)

Don't grow this shrub if you are a worrier! It never starts to show any new shoots until mid May, often fooling you into thinking it's dead in early spring

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Yes not for the feint hearted. I found that with both of my Indigofera tinctoria true Indigo, (got them as trees) grew so fast and could not support the weight of the branches that broke off. Had them both cut to the ground and they just grew again. But they are lovely. Do you find these are less vigorous and more manageable Andrew.

25 Jul, 2012


Well it certainly puts on a lot of growth every year. I cut to within one bud of the old growth, otherwise it would get completely out of hand. I think I might follow your example soon and cut it to the ground one year

25 Jul, 2012


You are so right, mine finally flowered too...thought I lost it as nothing was happening till about June..

25 Jul, 2012


Worth it though Michaella, as they flower for at least a couple of months then.

26 Jul, 2012

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