AZ Arboretums

Dalea pulchra

Bush daleaCommon: 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