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Amorpha Genus

 

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General Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained

Description

Amorpha genus. These are deciduous shrubs and sub-shrubs, grown for their flowers and foliage.

Characteristics

Biennials, Deciduous, Fragrants

Origin

North America

The name 'Amorpha' is Greek for 'deformed' or 'without form' and refers to the flowers, which only have one petal.

Interest and use

Grown mainly for their flowers and foliage.

Cultivation

These plants grow well in light, sandy soil that is well drained in the sun or partial shade. They are useful for cold, dry, exposed positions. Fully hardy.

Propagation

Propagate by softwood cuttings in summer or by seed in autumn.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Mildew and plants are vulnerable to rust.

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