Dwarf Leadplant

Amorpha nana

Dwarf Leadplant is a native shrub that blooms spikes of honey-scented purple flowers in June. A member of the Pea family, Dwarf Leadplant and can take nitrogen from the air and transform it into a nitrate fertilizer with the help of a symbiotic soil-dwelling microbe called Rhizobium. As a result, this beautiful dryland shrub looks green and healthy even in the most impoverished soils. This shrub is perfect for the most challenging full-sun spots in the garden.
Plant Type Shrub
Height 2-3 feet
Width 2-3 feet
Flowering Season June
Flower Color Purple
Sun Sun, Partial Sun
Water Needs moderate to xeric
USDA Hardiness Zone 3-6
Soil Type Clay, loam, or sandy soils
Deer Resistant Yes
Good for Pollination Yes
Winter Interest No
North American Native Yes
Year Introduced 2020
Annual Commercial Maintenance None required
5-10 Year Commercial Maintenance None required
Elevation Guide Up to 5200 ft