Lespedeza buergeri /Bush Clover or Japanese Clover

Lespedeza buergeri  / Lespedeza buergeri
New foliage in early spring
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New foliage in early spring

Leaves composed of three leaflets

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Scientific Name: Lespedeza buergeri
Common Name: Bush Clover or Japanese Clover
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 2 -3 feet
Bloom time: Summer
Flower color: Pink
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Comments: Will not tolerate heavy, clay soils, but does like one that is well drained and not infertile. A legume, it will fix nitrogen on its root system. Prune away cold damaged foliage at end of winter.