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False Indigo

Pot, 3-6" FAIN_3-6 $6.20
Pot, 6-12" FAIN_6-12 $7.20
Pot, 12-18" FAIN_12-18 $8.20
Pot, 18-24" FAIN_18-24 $9.20
Pot, 2-3' FAIN_2-3 $10.20
Prairie Legume-Shrub Companion Plant Indigenous to North America

Very easy to establish. Provides high quality forage high in protein. This is a good companion plant that can be integrated into any tree planting. Seeds can be produced in as little as two years allowing for collection and distribution throughout your planting. Seeds can be stored for years dry for planting in newly tilled soil like a perennial cover crop.  Can be treated like a perennial. Mowing or cutting will further enhance the amount of nitrogen available to nearby plants and increase its growth. Nitrogen fixing. Doesn't need inoculate.

 

Plant Specs
Genus & Species Amorpha fruiticosa
Seed Source Iowa, Illinois
Hardiness -30
Height (ft) 5-10
Width (ft) 3-5
Soil Almost anything from gravel to loam.
Climate Zone 2-9
Ease of Cultivation Extremely easy to grow and a perfect companion plant with oak and hickory. Perfect plant for companion planting as it does spread easily unless there is bare ground. The seeds have a hard seed coat and germinate over the course of 2-3 years. That is a good survival tactic.