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Plant Habit: Shrub
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Dry
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 7b
Plant Height: 6 to 12 feet
Plant Spread: 6 to 12 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Blooms on new wood
Flower Color: Pink
Purple
Flower Time: Summer
Dynamic Accumulator: Nitrogen fixer
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Pollinators: Various insects
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil
Monoecious

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Common names
  • Bush Clover
  • Shrub Bush Clover
  • Lespedeza

Photo Gallery
Location: Southern Pines, NC (Reservoir Park)
Date: June 23, 2022
Bushy clover #235; RAB page 616, 98-27-5.; AG page 141, 32-28; LH
Location: Southern Pines, NC (Reservoir Park)
Date: June 23, 2022
Bushy clover #235; RAB page 616, 98-27-5.; AG page 141, 32-28; LH
Location: Latvia University Botanical  gardens Riga
Location: Southern Pines, NC (Reservoir Park)
Date: June 23, 2022
Bushy clover #235; RAB page 616, 98-27-5.; AG page 141, 32-28; LH
Location: Southern Pines, NC (Reservoir Park)
Date: June 23, 2022
Bushy clover #235; RAB page 616, 98-27-5.; AG page 141, 32-28; LH
Location: Latvia University Botanical  gardens Riga
Location: Latvia University Botanical  gardens Riga
Date: 2018-09-11
Location: Southern Pines, NC (Reservoir Park)
Date: June 23, 2022
Bushy clover #235; RAB page 616, 98-27-5; AG page 141, 32-28; LHB
Location: Tennessee
Date: 2005-10-24
Steven J. Baskauf http://bioimages.vanderbilt.edu/
Location: Tennessee
Date: 2003-07-03
Steven J. Baskauf http://bioimages.vanderbilt.edu/
Location: All pictures taken in/on my gardens/greenhouse/property
Date: 2018-03-23
Location: Tennessee
Date: 2003-07-03
Steven J. Baskauf http://bioimages.vanderbilt.edu/
Location: Tennessee
Date: 2003-07-03
Steven J. Baskauf http://bioimages.vanderbilt.edu/
Comments:
  • Posted by ILPARW (southeast Pennsylvania - Zone 6b) on Oct 8, 2019 7:22 PM concerning plant:
    I've never seen this species from Northern China, Korea, and Japan. It is listed in Dr Michael Dirr's Manual of Woody Landscape Plants and the comment was that it had no great beauty being rather open and mediocre in flower. Its smaller cultivars are better.
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