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Amorpha fruticosa Cochise Co., AZ
@ NC Botanical Gdn, NC

Amorpha fruticosa Cochise Co., AZ

Desert Leadwort

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Item #: 8790

Zones: 5a to 9b, at least

Height: 96" tall

Culture: Sun

Origin: United States

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L) ?

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Amorpha fruticosa is one of our wonderful native leadworts, "mined" from all of the continental states except Montana and Idaho...poor guys. In the wild, Amorpha fruticosa can be found on riverbanks, although it is also remarkably drought-tolerant in a garden setting. This ornamental legume makes a multi-trunked, 8' tall, deciduous shrub adorned with pinnate green leaves. In spring it is topped with terminal branched sprays of bottlebrush-like purple flowers, highlighted the bright orange pollen. This offering is seed grown from plants in Cochise County, Arizona.