Gibraltar Bush Clover

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Waterfall of Pink Blooms Gibraltar Bush Clover

  • Showy Purple and Rosy-Pink. Sweet Pea Flowers
  • Late Summer Through Fall
  • Great Late-Season Nectar Source for Butterflies, Hummingbirds
  • Dynamic Selection for Beneficial Pollinators
  • Fast Growing
  • Low Maintenance, Spreading Perennial
  • Use to Cover Ground and as Filler for Lush Borders
  • Adaptive To A Variety Of Conditions
  • Drought Tolerant Once Established
  • Disease and Pest Resistant

Are you crazy busy with your career, family, friends, volunteering and self-improvement projects? Gift yourself a calm space to breath with a restorative, low-maintenance landscape.

Build out your space with rugged plants that put on a dependableand very charmingdisplay. Count on Gibraltar Bush Clover (Lespedeza thunbergii 'Gibraltar') for high performance, enchanting color and airy, breezy texture.

This woody deciduous perennial plant requires a single pruning cut to the ground in early spring. After that, you'll enjoy an amazing fountain of cool toned, blue-green, lance-shaped foliage throughout the hot summer months.

Gibraltar Bush Clover has an arching, fountain-like nature and spreads wide to fill in bare ground. Use Gibraltar Bush Clover en masse to create a lush, vibrant landscape with very low effort.

They are adaptable to a variety of conditions. Once it is established, it even tolerates drought!

As the growing season starts winding down, the real show starts happening. Delicate, pea-shaped, rosy purple-pink racemes of blossoms create long panicles that blanket the long, arching branches.

They'll look like a flowering waterfall in your yard!

Gain an amazing ornamental feature at this special time of year without any special care. Even after the blooms are past, attractive seedpods form.

Leave these unique plants standing overwinter for an incredible decorative touch. You'll love how their vase-shaped form gleams with frosty rime ice and sculpts light snowfall.

Outstanding spreading habit, showy form, blue-green foliage, exquisite flowers and decorative seedpods make Gibraltar Bush Clover an excellent choice for a very stylish, modern landscape.

You won't find a more impressive "waterfall of flowers" for your fall landscape. Order the enticing Gibraltar Bush Clover from our plant experts today!

How to Use Gibraltar Bush Clover in the Landscape

Add interest and fine-texture to your hot, dry areas. Plant these delightful plants in a mass planting to spread together and touch.

Stabilize your sloping ground with a gorgeous's far safer than trying to mow it! Plant them three feet apart on center, staggering a second row behind them for a quick fill.

Use in your mixed borders. They partner well with Prairie-style perennials, who also require full sun and well-drained soil.

For a modern look, you can rely solely on single-species plantings of these durable flowering plants. They can be outlined in Boxwood for a fresh take on traditional, as well.

These nitrogen-fixing plants improve your soil and bring beneficial nectar to pollinators. If you have an annual veggie garden, use them nearby to support your "Second Planting" of the season.

Try a row of Gibraltar Bush Clover along your property line, or to decorate the outside of fences. Let them cascade over rocks.

Use them on the sunny side of mature evergreen trees and shrubs to enliven their looks. They'll also soften the top of retaining walls with easy charm.

#ProPlantTips for Care

Give this sun-lover at least six hours of full sunlight a day. It's adaptive to a variety of conditions, but does need soils that drain quickly after a rainfall.

For the first year, pay close attention to watering. They will be establishing their roots into your soil at that time, and need consistent moisture.

Cut them back to the ground in early spring. Gibraltar blooms on new wood, so cutting it back to the ground not only presents a clean appearance for winter but also encourages new growth in spring.

Make the most out of your property investment. Create a handsome, hard-working space for you, your family and friends to enjoy. Order Gibraltar Bush Clover today!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Gibraltar Bush Clover Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-8
Growing Zones 5-8
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Lespedeza thunbergii 'Gibraltar'
Type Perennial
Mature Height 4 - 6 feet
Mature Spread 4 - 8 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Low
Growth Rate Fast
Foliage Color Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Early Spring
Fragrant No