Las Pilitas Nursery

California Native Plants are all we grow!

Blog Contact Us Directions

3232 Las Pilitas Rd
Santa Margarita, CA 93453

Shop For Plants Cart Contents

This website is dedicated to Bert Wilson. His genius continues to inspire us.

Amorpha californica

California False Indigo Bush.

Santa Margarita, CA
Size Quantity Price
One Gallon -3 $ 19.99
Plants in production
One Gallon 16 --
California False Indigo Bush is a aromatic shrub to about six feet. This shrub in the pea family is native to central and southern California, where it prefers lightly filtered sun to nearly full shade. It commonly grows in the areas between Quercus agrifolia and Salix sp., sometimes mixed with Rhamnus californica or Toxicodendron diversilobum. In most of the state needs no water after established. This plant is the larval food plant for our California State butterfly, the California Dogface. This plant has small purple flowers on a 3" spike, is somewhat difficult in cultivation. Foliage has a VERY interesting smell, guava, pineapple, lavender and maybe a little pine.

Amorpha californica tolerates sand.
Amorpha californica is great for a butterfly garden.
Amorpha californica's foliage color is lt-green and type is deciduous.
Amorpha californica's flower color is violet.

Communities for Amorpha californica:Chaparral and Yellow Pine Forest.

ph: 6.00 to 8.00
usda: 6 to 10
height[m]: 1.00 to 2.00
width[m]: 1.00 to 2.00
rainfall[cm]: 66.00 to 125.00

What does all this mean!?!

Shop Online
This plant is sold out right now. The worker bees are working on it.

Plant Lists: View Information About Other Plants

Alphabetized by scientific name: A -B -C -D -E -F -G -H -I -J -K -L -M -N -O -P -Q -R -S -T -U -V -W -X -Y -Z
Alphabetized by common name: A -B -C -D -E -F -G -H -I -J -K -L -M -N -O -P -Q -R -S -T -U -V -W -X -Y -Z
Alphabetized by cultivar: A -B -C -D -E -F -G -H -I -J -K -L -M -N -O -P -Q -R -S -T -U -V -W -X -Y -Z

Las Pilitas - Home Page