Siberian Peashrub (Caragana arborescens)

Exposure

Full sun to part shade. Zone 2-7.

Soil

Prefers a well-limed garden soil, though it seems to be widely adaptable.

Growth Habits

An erect oval shrub or small tree to 15 feet in height. Its yellow pea flowers in May are followed by small peas in mid summer. Nitrogen fixing.

Landscape Uses

Use as a nitrogen fixing companion plant in edible hedges, orchards, and forest gardens. Makes a good chickenyard plant as it provides shade, predator protection and chicken feed.

Usefulness

Excellent protein source for poultry. Fresh peas are bland in taste and are best served in chilis or other spiced dishes.

Pricing Information

$30.00 / 3 gal, $39.00 / 5 gal