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Thunberg's lespedeza

The Thunberg's lespedeza (Lespedeza thunbergii 'Amquail')

is a frost hardy perennial deciduous subshrub with purple flowers in early Summer. It requires medium levels of water. This plant requires a minimum of 210 frost free days to grow successfully. It has average drought tolerance.


Lespedeza thunbergii 'Amquail' grows in soils ranging from a pH of 5.7 (acidic ranges from 5.6 to 6) to 7.2 (neutral ranges from 6.6 to 7.5). It is adapted to clay, silt, sand, loam, silty clay, sandy clay, clay loam, silt loam, sandy loam, loamy sand, silty clay loam and sandy clay loam soils, and prefers medium fertility.


This is a vase shaped plant and has a multiple stem growth form, and has an ultimate height of 2.4m / 7.9ft.

Height at ...

  • 20 years 2.4m / 7.9ft


The leaves are green in Summer.


Hedge (medium).


Resistant to fire.

Fruit and seed

There is a high fruit/seed abundance beginning in Summer and ending in Autumn.


Propagation techniques include bare root, container and seed.

-3°C / 26.6F 5.7 to 7.2 2.4m / 7.9ft
Scientific classifications [Edit]
Genus ? Lespedeza
Common names
Thunberg's lespedeza (United States)
References [edit] ?

Plant added by plantdatabase

Lespedeza thunbergii 'Amquail' http://plantdatabase.co.uk/Lespedeza_thunbergii_Amquail
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