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LESPEDEZA thunbergii

Commonly known as Bush clover

One of the best autumn flowering shrubs with terminal racemes of rose-purple flowers
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£15.00 each

  • Deciduous - woody-based perennial or subshrub. 3-palmate, blue-green leaves consisting of oval leaflets to 5cm (2in) long.
  • Purple - Shades of purple/mauve/lilac/violet - rose purple
  • Height - 2m (6½ft)
  • Spread - 3m (10ft)
  • Medium shrub - Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height - terminal racemes are up to 15cm (6in) long, pendent, with flowers to 1.5cm (½in) long.
  • Hardy - cold winter - Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
  • Full sun
  • Additional Features - Pests & Diseases - - none.
  • Place of origin - northern China, Japan.
  • Hardiness - Fully hardy -
  • Pruning group - Pruning group 4
    Suitable for: Deciduous trees and shrubs that flower on current year's growth or are grown for winter stem effect.
    Pruning: Hard prune to a low permanent framework.
    When: Annually in early Spring.

    RHS group 5, 6 & 7
  • Seasonal Interest - Autumn -
  • Summer
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile well drained soil -
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Lespedeza - Growing Guide
2m (6½ft)
Medium Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  3m (10ft)
 

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