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Pea tree

Caragana spp.

Also known as

Pea shrub

Caragana sinica 3 by Dalgial (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Full Sun
Frost Hardy

8a

USDA zone

-12°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

Min

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Pea tree Overview

Genus of almost 100 hardy, deciduous small tree and shrubs originating from Asia and Eastern Europe. They are typically grown for their foliage and flowers and some species are spiny. Flowers are pea-like, yellow, white or pink and lead onto slim brown seed pods. Leaves are alternate, sometimes clustered and pinnate. Species tend to grow around 1-6m and can make good ornamental plants, or some species are favoured for bonsai cultivation.

How to propagate Pea tree

Cuttings

Softwood cuttings in summer. Propagate cultivators by softwood or semi-ripe cuttings.

Seed

Seed in autumn.

Budding

Budding in summer.

Grafting

Grafting in winter.

Other uses of Pea tree

Grown for their foliage and flowers.