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Kudzu




KUDZU 
Pueraria lobata (pew-RARE-ee-ah lo-BA-ta)

Deciduous vine for full sun to part shade


HEIGHT/SPREAD: Unlimited

SPACING: Do not plant

HABIT:  Purple pea-shaped flowers. Extremely fast growing, aggressive vine that spreads quickly by underground runners. Leaves 3-6” long on hard, slender, hairy stems. Each leaf has three dark leaflets. Japanese farmers are growing kudzu as a high protein food crop.
 
CULTURE:  Very easy to grow in any soil.
 
USES:  Nitrogen-fixing, protein source for livestock and compost pile. 
 
PROBLEMS:  Spreads too aggressively however, livestock will keep it under control. 


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