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Caragana arborescens (Siberian Peashrub)
Item CA600

Siberian Peashrub is a deciduous shrub or small tree that is extremely hardy. Flowers yellowish, pea-shaped, one to four in each cluster that are as broad as they are long. Very attractive feathery leaves cover this plant that can grow to 20'. This shrub may serve as an attractive hedge.
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Size: 12"-18" · Exposure: Full Sun

Common: 'Siberian Peashrub' · Height: 15-20'

Botanical: Caragana arborescens

Family: Fabaceae · Hardiness: Zones 2-10

Foliage: Bright Green · Spacing: 4-5'

Bloomtime: May · Flower: Yellow flowers

Pests: Not bothered by rabbits. Not tolerant of poorly drained soils. Susceptible to leaf spot diseases, blister beetles and red spider mites which leads to poor foliage quality in mid to late summer.

Notes: Seeds serve as a valuable wild life food. Bark provides a fiber. Leaves yield an azure dye. Because of its cold and drought tolerance, it is widely planted in the US and Canada for windbreaks. In the northern Great Plains, it is also used for hedges and outdoor screening. Because of its nitrogen-fixing capacity, it is valued as a soil-improving plant. Caragana serves well as a windbreak, ground cover, soil builder, poultry cover, cattle forage, vegetable for human use, fiber plant, bee plant, dye plant, and ornamental landscape specimen. Alkali-tolerant, able to withstand extreme cold and dryness.

Planting instructions: Peashrubs grown for their flowers should be planted in sunny locations in sandy soil. Dig a hole large enough to encompass the roots without bending or circling. Set the plant in place so the crown (part of the plant where the root meets the stem) is about 1-2 inches below the soil surface. Cover with soil to the original soil surface and water thoroughly.


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