Scientific Name: Caragana arborescens
Common Name: Siberian peashrub
Family Name: Fabaceae
Origin: Central / west Asia
Hardiness Zone: Zone 2: (-46 to -40 °C)
Plant Type: Shrub - deciduous
Mature Size: 3 - 5m x 2 - 3m (height x width)
Habit: Open, Upright
Form: Oval - vertical
Texture: Fine
Landscape Uses: Hedge row, Screening, Wind break
Exposure: Full sun
Soil or Media: Alkaline, Rocky or gravelly or dry, Well-drained
Leaves: Compound, Alternate, Soft flexible, Glabrous, Even-pinnate, Elliptic, Linear, Entire
Flowers: Flowers clustered, Yellow, May
Fruit: Legume, Green-yellow, Brown, Jun-Jul
Key ID Features:
Leaves elliptic, pinnately compound, up to 12cm long with 4-5(-7) pairs of broadly elliptic leaflets 2.5-3.5cm long x 1.5-2.5cm wide (may be linear and <1cm wide in some cvs.); flowers yellow, pea-like in axilary clusters, May. Winter ID: buds ovoid, 4-5mm long; rounded leaf scars about 1mm wide between spiny stipules about 5mm long.