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Crotalaria capensis

Classification

Order: Fabales
   Family: Fabaceae
            Genus: Crotalaria
                        Specie: Crotalaria capensis

Planting Season: Evergreen

Height at Maturity: 10 ft (3 m)

Cultivation: Moist well-drained soil

Features: Pale green leaves, blue-green beneath; pendulous racemes of yellow flowers

Uses: Tropical gardens Shrub borders Tubs Indoor plant

Zones: 10-11

Description: The common name says it all: a large shrub or small tree from the Cape region of South Africa with pendulous 6 in (15 cm) long racemes of yellow flowers. The foliage, pale green above, blue-green below, is trifoliate with leaflets up to 3 in (8 cm) long w

Growth Habit: Bushy branching habit

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