Aidi Valliku ‘s gardening blog: late treats

Writer Aidi Vallik edits in the country. Ott Valliku cartoon

Writer Aidi Vallik edits in the country. Ott Valliku cartoon

Facebook gardening groups sometimes encounter all kinds of temptations. For example, a few days ago, a good horticultural acquaintance teased other two-colored lespedes (Lespedeza bicolor) with a photo. This fascinating shrub from East Asia, which belongs to the legume family, blooms quite late in autumn with beautiful raspberry red flowers, and there can never be too many bushes that bloom in late autumn in our climate.

Of course, I immediately went on an internet expedition and found out that, at least in theory, it should grow nicely on the west coast of Estonia, and in a warm garden corner, under the cover of winter or other plants, even inland. It has a lovely pile of growth shape and gracefully falling branches. Growing in our climate around human height, so polite to the average growth of the bush. Prefers drier and thinner soils and tolerates drought. Shows the best form when growing in full sun. I added it to my wish list and next spring I will look around to see if anyone here is reproducing and selling it.

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