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Lespedeza thunbergii

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Description

Drought tolerant; prune in spring before new growth emerges.  It grows as a fountain-like mound of arching stems.

Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#deciduous#drought tolerant
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#deciduous#drought tolerant
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Lespedeza
    Species:
    thunbergii
    Family:
    Fabaceae
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    E. Himalaya to Central & S. China and Temp. E. Asia
    Dimensions:
    Height: 3 ft. 0 in. - 6 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 3 ft. 0 in. - 6 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Shrub
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Arching
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Pink
    Purple/Lavender
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Raceme
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Summer
    Flower Description:
    Pea shaped flowers on 6" racemes
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Blue
    Green
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Trifoliate, bluish-green leaves
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No