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Chinese Peashrub Caragana sinica

Description

Crushed bark has an anise fragrance; fixes nitrogen. Erect, oval shrub; moderately sparse branches. Sun to partial shade; range of soil types; tolerates poor soil, cold, drought, salt spray, and wind

Cultivars:
Tags:
#fragrant#hardy#deciduous#drought tolerant#shrub#wind tolerant
Cultivars:
Tags:
#fragrant#hardy#deciduous#drought tolerant#shrub#wind tolerant
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Caragana
    Species:
    sinica
    Dimensions:
    Height: 5 ft. 0 in. - 8 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 4 ft. 0 in. - 6 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Shrub
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Erect
    Oval
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Available Space To Plant:
    6-feet-12 feet
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Red/Burgundy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Summer
    Flower Size:
    1-3 inches
    Flower Description:
    1.2-in., reddish-yellow flowers in early summer
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Glossy
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    < 1 inch
    Leaf Description:
    Alternate, simple, compound leaf with four 0.2-0.7 in. long leaflets; glossy, dark green; yellow-green fall color
  • Bark:
    Bark Description:
    Crushed bark has an anise fragrance.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Drought
    Poor Soil
    Salt
    Wind