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Order: Fabales
   Family: Fabaceae
            Genus: Lespedeza
                        Specie: bicolor

Planting Season: Deciduous

Height at Maturity: 10 ft (3 m)

Cultivation: Fertile well-drained soil in a sunny position

Features: 3-lobed bright green leaves; rosy purple pea-like flowers in late summer

Uses: Shrub borders Grown against a sunny wall

Zones: 5-10

Description: Native to Japan and eastern Asia, this semi-climbing shrub grows to about 10 ft (3 m). Its clover-like foliage is vivid green above and paler beneath. The flowers are carried in loose racemes that arise along the branches. The pea-like flowers are rosy pu

Growth Habit: Erect habit with arching stems


Growth: Perennial, multi-stemmed woody plant that is usually less than 4 to 5 meters (13 to 16 feet) in height. Shrubs typically have several stems arising from or near the ground, but may be taller than 5 meters or single-stemmed under certain environmental cond

Growth: Low-growing shrub usually under 0.5 m (1.5 feet) tall, never exceeding 1 meter (3 feet) tall at maturity.

Duration: Perennial

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