Showy, pink-flowered shrub also known for indigo dye, which is extracted from the leaves of this and several other species of the genus.
Small, shrubby tree to 10-15ft. Main flowering period is during spring, but plants often bloom off and on throughout the year. Leaves are dark green, with a hint of blueish hue.
Tolerates mild frosts.
Provide average water, will stand mild droughts but does best if kept watered. Grow in part shade or shade, full sun in cooler climates.
Usually grown for its ornamental value. It makes an attractive and shapely bush and its pink, pea-like flowers provide great color to the garden landscape.
Native to Southern Australia.