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Caragana arborescens

Pea tree

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Features

  • BloomsMay
  • Height5m to 6m
  • Spread2.5m to 4m
  • Growth HabitBranched oval
  • Flower ColourPale yellow
  • Leaf ColourLight green

Description

Caragana arborescens (Pea tree). The taller of the species native of central Asia, Siberia and Mongolia and reaching a height of 3-6m. Light green leaves are elliptical and pinnate. Pale yellow flowers are borne in clusters from late spring. Valued for its frost hardiness and tolerance of poor conditions

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Deciduous, Shrub or Tree

Other common names

Siberian pea tree

Origin

China

Interest and use

Hedging, ornamental

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilLight, Medium, Poor quality, Chalky
  • Soil pH7.0 to 9.0
  • WaterDry

Propagation

Softwood cuttings in summer or by seed in autumn. Propagate cultivators by softwood or semi-ripe cuttings, or budding in summer or by grafting in winter.

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