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Lespedeza thunbergii
Lespedeza thunbergii
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Available late Winter 2018 - One of the best autumn flowering shrubs and native to parts of China and Japan, Lespedeza thunbergii has arching stems covered with light-green leaves, and sprays of vivid purple-red, pea-like flowers. The flowers are very pretty and somewhat similar in appearance to those of a Wisteria.

A spectacular medium sized garden shrub!

Supplied Size:  Sorry, now sold out. If you are interested in this plant please email us at or call our office on (01530) 413700 and we will contact you when it is available

  • Position: Warm in full sun.
  • Soil: Well drained, fertile soil. Lespedeza thunbergii should not be planted in areas prone to waterlogging.
  • Hardiness: Reasonably hardy. Lespedeza thunbergii requires shelter from cold winter winds.
  • Flowering Period: August - September.
  • Flower Colour: Purplish-red
  • Rate of Growth: Moderate.
  • Habit: Medium sized branching shrub with an arching branches.
    • Height: 1.5 m (5 ft).
    • Spread: 2.5 m (8 ft).
  • Notes: Prune to shape in spring before new growth emerges if required. Please note that although we usually guarantee plants for a year after purchase, we will not replace a Lespedeza thunbergii which is damaged or killed by wet or cold winter weather.

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