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Amorpha fruticosa

False indigo

Amorpha fruticosa is a shrub native across the southeast, predominantly found in wetland habitats. It grows best in full sun sites, with soils that are moist to wet. This shrub is in the bean family, and has the characteristic pinnately-compound leaves. It is deciduous. Long stalks of blue/purple flowers bloom in the summer and attract pollinators. Large seed pods mature later in the season, and provide winter interest. It is also a host plant for several native butterfly species. This plant often spreads through suckers and can form a thicket. Amorpha fruticosa is a great plant for restoration projects.

Species name - Container sizeCommon nameStockPriceQuantity PricingAdd to request
Amorpha fruticosa - 1 Gallon

False indigo

118 in stock

$12.1010+ $6.05ea
Amorpha fruticosa - Tubling

False indigo

237 in stock

$4.8420+ $2.42ea

Plant type

  • Tree / Shrub

Mature Height

  • Up to 30'

Wetland Indicator Status

  • (FACW) Facultative wetland


  • Salt Tolerant
  • Summer Bloomer
  • Nitrogen Fixing
  • Butterfly and Pollinator Supportive

Planting Zone

  • Temporarily Inundated / Shallow Land
  • Riparian Zone
  • Floodplain
  • Riparian Buffer

Classification by Use

  • Erosion Control
  • Rain Garden
  • Showy Native
  • Stream Restoration