Lespedeza bicolor, Shrubby Bushclover

Lespedeza bicolor

Shrubby Bushclover
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Faboideae
Origin: Korea and China
USDA Zone: 4-10?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapLarge shrub 5-10 ft tallSemi-shadeFull sunModerate waterRegular waterPink flowersPlant attracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical or temperate zone plant. Mature plant cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Large shrub 5-10 feet tall, Lespedeza bicolor (Shrubby Bushclover) is a native of Korea and China. It is a dense and shrub with axillary racemes of beautiful pink, pea-like flowers that attract butterflies and hummingbirds. This deciduous bush blooms heavily from June to July and some flowers may continue through September.

Lespedeza bicolor thrives in full sun or semi-shade and requires average well-drained soil with regular to moderate watering. It tolerates more alkaline soils and some drought, although intense heat and humidity can be a challenge. It is mostly grown in USDA Zones 4-10.

In colder regions, Lespedeza bicolor can be grown in a pot. To maintain a good form in warmer climates, hard pruning is often necessary. If the plant sustains tip damage or dies to the ground in winter, it should regrow in springtime.

Similar plants:

Lespedeza bicolor, Shrubby Bushclover
Lespedeza bicolor, Shrubby Bushclover
Lespedeza bicolor, Shrubby Bushclover

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