Lespedeza

Species: Sericea Lespedeza [Lespedeza cuneata (Dum.-Cours.) G Don]
Cultivars:
Origin: Asia
Use: Hay, grazing.
Description:
General:
Life Span:
2-4 feet tall, erect.
Perennial
Adaptation:
pH:
Soil:
Rainfall:
Temperature:
5.5-7.0
Loam, clay-loam.
>35 inches. Adapted to high rainfall areas.
Prolonged freezing may winter kill.
Management:
Seeding Rate:
Planting Date:
Planting Depth:
Seed Cost:
Season of Use:
Production:
20-25 lb/A
March
<0.25 inch
$50-60/A
May-September
4000-6000 lb/A
Notes:
  • High tannin content; does not cause bloat, it is unpalatable.
  • Inoculate with Rhizobia bacteria specific to lespedeza (Type EL).

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