Siberian peashrub - Fabaceae Caragana arborescens

Foliage

Siberian peashrub Foliage

Bud

Siberian peashrub Bud

Twig

Siberian peashrub Twig

Fruit

Siberian peashrub Fruit

Form

Siberian peashrub Form
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Taxonomy

FamilyFabaceae
GenusCaragana
Speciesarborescens
Common NameSiberian peashrub
iTree CodeCAAR18

Plant Form

FormShrub: small, often multi-stemmed, upright crown (fastigiate)
Height15 feet
Spread5 feet
DeciduousYes

Identification Description

Foliagebright green, with 6-10 small oval leafletsLeaf Type Information IconCompound - Pinnate
Needles0
Barkgreen to gray/brown with light horizontal color pattern
Budyellow/brown pointed with rough, overlapping scales (imbricate)Bud Arrangement Information IconAlternate
Twiggreenish slender with spur shoots
Floweryellow flowers, both male and female organs on same flower (perfect) ~1" long
Fruitthin pod, coming to a point; pod halves twist when open
Fall Coloryellow

Site Characteristics

USDA Zones   info for zonespH LevelsSalt Tolerance
Min2bMin5.0SoilModerate
Max7aMax8.5SprayModerate

Shade ToleranceDrought ToleranceAllelopathy
IntermediateHighNo

Species Status

Nebraska Native
U.S. Native
Region of OriginChina, Russia
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