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Chinese Peashrub Caragana sinica

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Phonetic Spelling
kar-ah-GAN-ah SIN-ih-kah
Description

Chinese Peashrub loves sun to partial shade, does well in a range of soil types, and tolerates poor soil, cold, drought, salt spray, and wind. This erect, oval shrub fixes nitrogen and has moderately sparse branches.

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Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#fragrant#hardy#deciduous#drought tolerant#shrub#wind tolerant
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#fragrant#hardy#deciduous#drought tolerant#shrub#wind tolerant
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Caragana
    Species:
    sinica
    Family:
    Fabaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Woody
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    China
    Particularly Resistant To (Insects/Diseases/Other Problems):
    range of soil types, poor soil, cold, drought, salt spray, and wind
    Dimensions:
    Height: 5 ft. 0 in. - 8 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 4 ft. 0 in. - 6 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Perennial
    Shrub
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Erect
    Oval
    Rounded
    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)
    Soil Texture:
    Clay
    High Organic Matter
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Shallow Rocky
    Available Space To Plant:
    6-feet-12 feet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    5a, 5b, 6b, 6a, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9b, 9a
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Red/Burgundy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Summer
    Flower Size:
    1-3 inches
    Flower Description:
    This plant has 1.2 in., reddish-yellow flowers in early summer.
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Glossy
    Deciduous Leaf Fall Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Leaf Type:
    Compound (Pinnately , Bipinnately, Palmately)
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    < 1 inch
    Leaf Description:
    This plant has alternate, compound leaves with four 0.2 to 0.7 in. long leaflets. The leaves are glossy, dark green which then turn into a yellow-green fall color.
  • Bark:
    Bark Description:
    Crushed bark has an anise fragrance.
  • Stem:
    Stem Color:
    Brown/Copper
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Theme:
    Drought Tolerant Garden
    Pollinator Garden
    Attracts:
    Bees
    Pollinators
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Drought
    Poor Soil
    Salt
    Wind