Siberian peashrub - Fabaceae Caragana arborescens


Common NameSiberian peashrub
iTree CodeCAAR18

Plant Form

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

Identification Description

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

Site Characteristics

USDA Zones   info for zones pH LevelsSalt Tolerance
Min2b Min5.0 SoilModerate
Max7a Max8.5 SprayModerate

Shade ToleranceDrought ToleranceAllelopathy
Intermediate High No

Species Status

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