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LESPEDEZA thunbergii


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:: Fabaceae :: LESPEDEZA :: thunbergii
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Main asset

Spectacular flowering in early autumn, on arched branches bending under the weight of flowers.


This shrub needs to be pruned back to the soil level every year in November, and behaves a bit like a perennial. Very vigorous, it grows from the base each spring and reaches about 2 meters high in a few months.

Vigorous shrub with long straight branches arched, from the base. Deciduous leaves with 3 leaflets, dark green. In early autumn, the shrub is covered with clusters of purple papilionaceous flowers.

  • Uses: Flower beds, embankments

Global caracteristics:

  • Type of foliage: deciduous
  • Habit: trained and flared
  • Height: 2 m x 2.5 m (6.5 ft x 8 ft)
  • Growth: fast
  • Flowering period: September-October

Shape and colours:

  • Foliage shape: trifoliate
  • Foliage colour: dark green
  • Foliage colour in autumn: yellow
  • Flowers shape: clusters of papilionaceous flowers
  • Flowers colour: purple
  • Forme des fruits : cloves


  • Soil type: all
  • Exposure: sun, part-shade
  • Hardiness: - 25 °C (-13 °F - USDA zone 5b)