|1||15C+||Indoor||Grow as a houseplant or under heated glass.|
|2||10 to 15C+||Indoor / Outdoor||Grow indoors, or outdoors in summer in a sheltered spot|
|3||5 to 10C||Tender||Grow outdoors in summer, and in a heated glasshouse in winter.|
|4||1 to 5C||Tender||Grow outdoors or under glass without risk of frost.|
|5||-5 to 1C||Half-Hardy||Hardy in coastal/mild/sheltered areas. Will not tolerate hard/sudden frost. May require winter protection in situ. such as fleece or straw mulch.|
|6||-10 to -5C||Hardy||May suffer at altitude, central/northerly locations, harsh winters, cold gardens and when grown in pots.|
|7||-15 to -10C+||Hardy||Will survive most severe winters but may be at risk in central/northerly locations and in pots. Top growth may be destroyed but will usually re-grow.|
|8||-20 to -15C||Hardy||Will survive severe winter, but may need protection when grown in pots.|
|9||-20C & Colder||Very Hardy / Hardy||in the severest European climates.|
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Originating from Japan, China
Cascades of deep pink flowers seem to explode from the top of the pant on lax branches creating an eye-catching spectacle from afar. On close inspection, the slender branches are covered in delicate, deciduous trifoliate leaves, (one leaflet facing forward and one to each side) in a cheerful mid-green colour. The flowers are similar in structure to the sweet pea and have a fleshy appearance. They populate the branches of the plant in dense clusters, weighing the plant down with their abundance. The flowers’ colours are the standout quality of Thunbergs Clover Bush – mainly of a rich rose pink but with hues of purple and even inky blue, and as they age whiter tones creep into the petals. The complex tonality of the blooms gives a depth and richness of colour to the whole plant that is quite unique.
The plant is late into growth and the flowers do not appear until August/September, making a valuable late season display. The branches die back to ground level in all but the mildest winter and should be cut back in the spring before the new growth appears. Grow in well-drained soil in full sun.
Height and spread after 2 – 3 years 1m x 1m
Semi mature height and spread after 5 – 6 years if not clipped or pruned 1.8m x 2.5