Siberian Pea Shrub (Caragana arborescens)

Siberian Pea Shrub (Caragana arborescens) (15205 bytes)    Siberian Pea Shrub (Caragana arborescens) is an upright, deciduous shrub, that can be trained into a small tree. It grows  up to15ft. in height and 10ft. in width and has an oval form. It is hardy to zone 2a, prefers full sun and well-drained soil. Peashrub is very hardy and useful in adverse situations. It requires little maintenance, is very tolerant of drought, cold winter temperatures, and poor soil conditions. Has good tolerance to alkaline soils and deicing salt, and is not bothered by rabbits. Often used as a windbreak or can be pruned into a tall informal hedge.
siberian peashrub foliage (3433 bytes) Foliage consists of small leaflets on pinnately compound leaves, and are bright green in color.
siberian peashrub flowers (5951 bytes)

peashrb blossom (2579 bytes)

Flowers are showy, yellow, and pea-like. They appear in mid-summer, and again sporadically until fall.
siberian peashrub seedpods (8217 bytes) mature siberian peashrub seedpod (3584 bytes) Seedpods are pea-like, and dark brown; papery when mature.
Caragana arborescens bark (6288 bytes) Bark is shiny and bronzed.

Photos: Judy Sedbrook

 

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