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  • Shrub bush-clover (Lespedeza bicolor)

    Shrub bush-clover has small, rosy-pink flowers.

    Also known as:

    Shrub bush-clover, shrub bush clover, bush clover, shrub bushclover
    Lespedeza bicolor is a large, upright, open shrub that dies back to the ground in northern climates. The rosy-purple flowers appear on new wood at branch tips and leaf axils. Native to China but has naturalized in many parts of the southern United States where it is considered invasive in wooded areas. May be difficult to find in nurseries.

    Size Range:

    • Large shrub (more than 8 feet),
    • Small shrub (3-5 feet),
    • Large plant (more than 24 inches)

    Light Exposure:

    • Full sun (6 hrs direct light daily),
    • Partial sun/shade (4-6 hrs light daily)

    Native Locale:

    • Non-native