Pueraria lobata /Kudzu

Pueraria lobata  / Pueraria lobata
A common sight along the highways in Mississippi and other southern states
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Scientific Name: Pueraria lobata
Common Name: Kudzu
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 7, 8 Determine Your Zone
Height: 1-2 feet
Spread: over 50 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: Red, Purple
Fruit present: Fall
Fruit color: Brown
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Comments: This fast growing vine is very invasive and can cover a mature tree in just a couple of years. It was introduced into the southeast USA to help control erosion on slopes, particularly along highways. Although it is invasive, it does control erosion and is a soil building legume.