Siberian Peashrub, Siberian Pea Tree Caragana arborescens

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Botanical Name:

Caragana arborescens

Family:

Fabaceae

Genus:

Caragana

Species:

arborescens

Common Name:

Siberian Peashrub, Siberian Pea Tree

Height:
12 feet
Minimum Hardiness Zone:
2

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  • Caragana arborescens

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Growing Info, follow in order:
Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 12 hours.
Stratification: cold stratify for 30 days.
Germination: sow seed 3/8" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.
Other: innoculant could be used.
In a Nutshell:
* Caragana arborescens , or Caragana or Siberian peashrub or Siberian peashrub , is a species of legume . It is a shrub growing to heights of 12 feet or more and is a perennial . Typically, it has a moderate to fast growth rate, being able to grow one to three feet during the first year after trimming. The plant is native to Siberia and parts of China and neighboring Mongolia and Kazakhstan . It is commonly grown throughout the northern hemisphere as a landscaping plant and ornamental . more...
* Extremely hardy--a plant lifted from a pot in December spent the winter in zone 5 with its bare rootball frozen to the turf--still bloomed well in the spring, bright yellow flowers in spring, small bright green compound leaves.
* The whole plant, known as ning tiao, is used in the treatment of cancer of the breast, and the orifice to the womb, and for dysmenorrhoea and other gynaecological problems. more...
Physical Characteristics  Caragana fruticosa is a deciduous Shrub growing to 2 m (6ft) by 2 m (6ft) at a fast rate. It is hardy to zone 2. It is in flower in May, and the seeds ripen in September. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Bees.It can fix Nitrogen. It is noted for attracting wildlife. The plant prefers light (sandy) and medium (loamy) soils, requires well-drained soil and can grow in nutritionally poor soil.The plant prefers acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. and can grow in very alkaline soils. It cannot grow in the shade.It requires dry or moist soil and can tolerate drought.The plant can tolerates strong winds but not maritime exposure.
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Usda description:
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