Amorpha californica var. napensis Amorpha californica ssp. napensis - Napa False Indigo by
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Common Name California False Indigo Bush
Latin Name Amorpha californica
Family Fabaceae
Sunset zones / USFA zones   / 6-10 
Type / Form Shrub / Medium
Native Habitat Non-wetlands 0 to 6,500 feet
Soil Dry, decomposed granite, sand, clay loam low in organic content, well drained
Water Once or twice per month
Exposure Part shade to shade
Height X Width To 6 feet x 6 feet
Protective Mechanism None
Leaves Green  deciduous
Flowers Violet flowers in spring, fragrant, attracts butterflies
Bark / Roots  
Maintenance Low
Propagation Seed
Pests and diseases Butterflies
Landscape uses Background, erosion control, foliage accent, low maintenance, cut flowers
Garden Suitability Butterfly, Fragrance, Thornless
Nature Value Larval flower to California state butterfly, the California Dogface
Native American Uses None known
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