Weeping Siberian Peashrub

Spring CHR 081Latin name: Caragana arborescens

Variety: Walker (10-15 ft tall) or Pendula (4-6 ft tall)

Location: Front garden

Origin: From Siberia and Manchuria

Description:

  • small ornamental tree
  • cascades of pea-shaped flowers appear early to mid-July
  • fine textured deciduous foliage
  • nitrogen fixing
  • grafted?
  • edible pealike vegetable is bitter; useful food for poultry crops or wildlife

Maintenance: trim branches that reach the ground. Removed crossing, dead or diseased stems at their point of origin. Thin the top branches to 2″ apart to allow air circulation.

Zone: USDA 2-8

Sources:

http://www.ehow.com/info_8129455_weeping-pea-tree.html

http://www.natronacountyconservationdistrict.com/images/Ca_Ch_Deciduous.pdf

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