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Characteristics

Conservation Plant Characteristics

Lespedeza bicolor Turcz.
shrub lespedeza
LEBI2
Cultivar: 101

Summary
Duration PR Federal T/E Status
Growth Habit FB, SS   National Wetland Indicator
Native Status L48 (I), CAN (I)      
 
Morphology/Physiology
Active Growth Period Summer   Fruit/Seed Conspicuous No
After Harvest Regrowth Rate   Growth Form Multiple Stem
Bloat None   Growth Rate Rapid
C:N Ratio Medium   Height at Base Age, Maximum 8
Coppice Potential No   Height at Maturity 8.0
Fall Conspicuous No   Known Allelopath No
Fire Resistant No   Leaf Retention No
Flower Color Purple   Lifespan Short
Flower Conspicuous Yes   Low Growing Grass No
Foliage Color Green   Nitrogen Fixation Medium
Foliage Porosity Summer Dense   Resprout Ability Yes
Foliage Porosity Winter Porous   Shape and Orientation Erect
Foliage Texture Coarse   Toxicity None
Fruit/Seed Color Brown      
 
Growth Requirements
Adapted To Coarse Textured Soils No   Moisture Use Medium
Adapted To Medium Textured Soils Yes   pH, Minimum 5.8
Adapted To Fine Textured Soils Yes   pH, Maximum 7.5
Anaerobic Tolerance None   Planting Density Per Acre, Minimum 1200
CaCO3 Tolerance Medium   Planting Density Per Acre, Maximum 4800
Cold Stratification Required No   Precipitation, Minimum 34
Drought Tolerance Low   Precipitation, Maximum 60
Fertility Requirement Medium   Root Depth, Minimum 16
Fire Tolerance Low   Salinity Tolerance None
Frost Free Days, Minimum 180   Shade Tolerance Intolerant
Hedge Tolerance Medium   Temperature, Minimum (°F) -3
 
Reproduction
Bloom Period Early Summer   Propagated By Cuttings No
Commercial Availability Routinely Available   Propagated By Seed Yes
Fruit/Seed Abundance High   Propagated By Sod No
Fruit/Seed Period Begin Summer   Propagated By Sprigs No
Fruit/Seed Period End Fall   Propagated By Tubers No
Fruit/Seed Persistence No   Seed Per Pound 85000
Propagated By Bare Root Yes   Seed Spread Rate Slow
Propagated By Bulbs No   Seedling Vigor High
Propagated By Container No   Small Grain No
Propagated By Corms No   Vegetative Spread Rate None
 
Suitibility/Use
Berry/Nut/Seed Product No   Palatable Browse Animal Medium
Christmas Tree Product No   Palatable Graze Animal Low
Fodder Product No   Palatable Human No
Fuelwood Product   Post Product No
Lumber Product No   Protein Potential Medium
Naval Store Product No   Pulpwood Product No
Nursery Stock Product No   Veneer Product No
 

Lespedeza bicolor Turcz.
shrub lespedeza
LEBI2
Cultivar: Natob

Summary
Duration PR Federal T/E Status
Growth Habit FB, SS   National Wetland Indicator
Native Status L48 (I), CAN (I)      
 
Morphology/Physiology
Active Growth Period Summer   Fruit/Seed Conspicuous No
After Harvest Regrowth Rate   Growth Form Multiple Stem
Bloat None   Growth Rate Rapid
C:N Ratio Medium   Height at Base Age, Maximum 6
Coppice Potential No   Height at Maturity 6.0
Fall Conspicuous No   Known Allelopath No
Fire Resistant No   Leaf Retention No
Flower Color Purple   Lifespan Short
Flower Conspicuous Yes   Low Growing Grass No
Foliage Color Green   Nitrogen Fixation Medium
Foliage Porosity Summer Dense   Resprout Ability Yes
Foliage Porosity Winter Porous   Shape and Orientation Erect
Foliage Texture Coarse   Toxicity None
Fruit/Seed Color Brown      
 
Growth Requirements
Adapted To Coarse Textured Soils Yes   Moisture Use Medium
Adapted To Medium Textured Soils Yes   pH, Minimum 5.7
Adapted To Fine Textured Soils Yes   pH, Maximum 7.5
Anaerobic Tolerance None   Planting Density Per Acre, Minimum 1200
CaCO3 Tolerance Medium   Planting Density Per Acre, Maximum 4800
Cold Stratification Required No   Precipitation, Minimum 30
Drought Tolerance Low   Precipitation, Maximum 60
Fertility Requirement Medium   Root Depth, Minimum 16
Fire Tolerance Low   Salinity Tolerance None
Frost Free Days, Minimum 128   Shade Tolerance Intolerant
Hedge Tolerance None   Temperature, Minimum (°F) -13
 
Reproduction
Bloom Period Early Summer   Propagated By Cuttings No
Commercial Availability Routinely Available   Propagated By Seed Yes
Fruit/Seed Abundance Medium   Propagated By Sod No
Fruit/Seed Period Begin Summer   Propagated By Sprigs No
Fruit/Seed Period End Fall   Propagated By Tubers No
Fruit/Seed Persistence No   Seed Per Pound 64000
Propagated By Bare Root Yes   Seed Spread Rate Slow
Propagated By Bulbs No   Seedling Vigor High
Propagated By Container No   Small Grain No
Propagated By Corms No   Vegetative Spread Rate None
 
Suitibility/Use
Berry/Nut/Seed Product No   Palatable Browse Animal Medium
Christmas Tree Product No   Palatable Graze Animal Low
Fodder Product No   Palatable Human No
Fuelwood Product   Post Product No
Lumber Product No   Protein Potential Medium
Naval Store Product No   Pulpwood Product No
Nursery Stock Product No   Veneer Product No
 
 
Time Generated: 04/25/2018 09:00 AM CDT