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Other common names
Thunberg lespedeza Thunberg bush clover
Lespedeza can be perennials, deciduous subshrubs or annuals, with neat leaves composed of 3 leaflets, and axillary or terminal racemes of small, pea-shaped flowers
Papilionaceae / Papilionaceae
L. thunbergii is a medium-sized deciduous sub-shrub with long, annual, arching shoots bearing trifoliate leaves and 15mm in length rose-purple flowers in racemes to 15cm in length in early autumn
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Aspect South-facing or West-facing
Exposure Sheltered or Exposed
SoilChalk, Sand, Loam
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Grow in light, well-drained soil in full sun
Propagate by seed, division and semi-hardwood cuttings
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Cottage & Informal Garden
Pruning group 6
Generally pest free
Generally disease free
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