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Lespedeza bicolor seeds

Lespedeza bicolor seeds

Lespedeza bicolor seeds mature in October. Commonly known as shrubby bush clover. Common Name: bush clover
Type: Deciduous shrub
Family: Fabaceae
Zone: 4 to 8
Height: 2.00 to 3.00 feet
Spread: 2.00 to 3.00 feet
Bloom Time: August to September
Bloom Description: Purple
Sun: Full sun to part shade
Water: Dry to medium
Maintenance: Low
Flower: Showy
Tolerate: Drought, Erosion, Dry Soil
  • Details

    Lespedeza bicolor is a loose, open, deciduous shrub or sub-shrub that rapidly grows to 5-10’ tall and as wide. It is commonly called bush clover because it is a shrubby plant with clover-like flowers. Primary ornamental features are trifoliate, dark green leaves (elliptic leaflets to 2” long) and drooping racemes (to 5” long) of rose-purple, pea-like flowers that bloom both at the stem tips and in the upper leaf axils in late summer. ‘Little Buddy’ is a compact form that grows upright to 3’ tall. It features a less aggressive growth rate than the species. Pea-shaped flowers are an attractive purple and bloom in summer. Trifoliate leaves are dark green changing to yellow in fall. ‘Little Buddy’ is sometime sold in commerce as a cultivar of Lespedeza thunbergii.

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