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Products > Psoralea pinnata
 
Psoralea pinnata - Scurfy Pea Shrub
  

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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Shrub
Family: Fabaceae = Pea Family
Origin: South Africa (Africa)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Lavender Blue
Bloomtime: Spring/Summer
Fragrant Flowers: Yes
Synonyms: Fountain Bush or Bloukeur
Height: 8-10 feet
Width: 8-12 feet
Exposure: Cool Sun/Light Shade
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 25-30 F
Psoralea pinnata (Scurfy Pea Shrub) - An evergreen shrub that with age can become bare at the base. It grows 8-10 feet tall and 10+ wide. The foliage is soft and has a needle-like shape. Lavender-blue pea flowers have a sweet smell and bloom on the ends of branches during the spring and summer. Plant in sun or light shade and water regularly. Locally it can be found growing at Alice Keck Park Memorial Garden, where it is lovingly known as the Kool Aid bush because of the smell of the flowers.  This description is based on our research and our observations of this plant growing in containers at our nursery, in our own garden and in other gardens. We always appreciate receiving feedback of any kind from those who have any additional information about this plant, particularly if they disagree with what we have written or have additional cultural tips that would aid others growing Psoralea pinnata .