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Products > Plants - Browse By Region > Crotalaria agatiflora
 
Crotalaria agatiflora - Canary Bird Bush
 
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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Shrub
Family: Fabaceae = Pea Family
Origin: Africa, East (Africa)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Yellow Green
Bloomtime: Summer/Fall
Height: 8-12 feet
Width: 8-12 feet
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 20-25 F
May be Poisonous  (More Info): Yes
Crotalaria agatiflora (Canary Bird Bush) - An evergreen shrub is characterized by flowers that look like a family of canaries perching on a branch. The intricate yellow-green flowers bloom on flower stalks in the summer through fall. The soft green leaves grow on branches that can get leggy with age and need to be trimmed a couple of times a year - otherwise this plant can sprawl to 12 feet tall and wide. Plant in full sun or part shade, water regularly. Tips freeze at around 27 F but the plant is hardy to about 20-25 degrees F. Flowering diminishes in hot inland valleys in summer but resumes in fall.  This description is based on our research and the observations we have made of this plant as it grows in containers at our nursery, in our own garden and in other gardens. We also appreciate receiving feedback of any kind from those who have additional information about this plant, particularly if they disagree with what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Crotalaria agatiflora.