Landscape Plants of the Upper Midwest


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Plant Information

  • Plant Type: Shrub: Medium
  • Scientific Name: Lespedeza bicolor Play audio of plant name
  • Family: Bushclover
  • Zone: 5
  • Plant Size: 4-6'
  • Bloom Time: Summer
  • Bloom Color: Purple
  • Habit: Oval
  • Culture:

    Very adaptable. Tolerates dry conditions. Full sun. Best in the upper Midwest if cultured as a dieback shrub by cutting to the ground in early s

  • Notes:

    Fine-textured foliage and reddish-purple flowers in late July and August.

  • Pruning:Pruning animation

    Annually, cut the entire plant back to near ground level. This type of pruning should be done when the plant is dormant, preferably in early spring.

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Landscape Plants of the Upper Midwest

Bill Hoch, Associate Professor
Montana State University

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