The Plant List


bush daleaDalea pulchra

Common: Bush dalea, Indigo bush, Santa Catalina prairie clover
Family: Fabaceae
Range/Origin: Sonoran deserts of Arizona and Mexico
Light: Full sun; bloom is poor in shade
Water: 
Drought tolerant, best with monthly water
Soil:
Any, requires good drainage
Temperature:
  Hardy to 15 degrees F

Upright evergreen shrub, 4-5ft high with 3-5ft spread. Leaves are tiny, gray, oval, fuzzy. Flowers are purple, numerous, on ends of branches; blooms late winter. Branches become woody with age.

Use for borders and medians. Valuable as background planting. Low to no maintenance. Prune out woody growth on older plants

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