Littleleaf Caragana, Littleleaf Peashrub Caragana microphylla

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Botanical Name:

Caragana microphylla

Family:

Fabaceae

Genus:

Caragana

Species:

microphylla

Common Name:

Littleleaf Caragana, Littleleaf Peashrub

Seeds Per Pound:
12,712
Quantity:
1.17 lb
Average Viable Seeds/Packet:
54
Germination:
98%
Germination Test Type:
cut
Purity:
99%
Height:
3-12 feet
Collection Locale:
China
Crop Year:
2012
Minimum Hardiness Zone:
3
In Stock: 1.17 lb
Prices
  • Caragana microphylla

Sample Bulk Pricing
1 packet
3.95
1 oz
10.95
1 lb
49.50
Growing Info:
Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 12 hours.
Stratification: cold stratify for 30 days.
Germination: sow seed 1/4" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.
Other: innoculant could be used.
In a Nutshell:
* This is one tough plant. It sends roots down really fast to lock itself onto shifting sands and in search of moisture. It can withstand cold, heat, and drought. It can even be buried in sand and find its way to the surface. My guess is that you shouldn't plant it unless you want to have it for a long time. It may be hard to kill!
* Caragana microphylla is a polymorphic species and in some cases with transitional forms. Hybrids between this species and C. korshin skii may occur where these species are sympatric. This species is planted for dune stabilization and for soil and water conservation. more...
* Small, gray-green compound leaves, light yellow flowers in May and June; native to Siberia and northern China; Hortus says this species only gets 3' tall and has a spreading habit; may vary with provenance of seed.
Usda description:
More info on http://plants.usda.gov