Additional information for Australian Indigo

Australian Indigo

Australian Indigo

Botanical name  Indigofera australis
Family  Fabaceae
Details  Tolerates light frost
Flowers  Pink, Purple
Diameter  2.00
Height (m)  2
Evergreen  
Drought tolerance  
Nitrogen fixer  
Perennial  
Shade / Sun  Sunny, Light shade
Soil type  Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix, Poor soil

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Nitrogen fixing plant species suited to temperate climate such as North Canterbury New Zealand

Nitrogen fixing plant species suited to temperate climate such as North Canterbury New Zealand

Nitrogen is an essential element for plant growth. Certain plants have a useful ability to capture nitrogen from the atmosphere. This is often achieved through symbiotic relationship with fungi in the root zone. Being able access unlimited nitrogen allows these plants to grow quickly while also making some available to surrounding plants. The practical reality is that including nitrogen fixing plants of various shapes and sizes amongst other productive plantings improves overall health, vigour and fertility,