Green Spires Peashrub
Caragana arborescens 'Jefarb'
Green Spires Peashrub
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Height: 12 feet
Spread: 8 feet
Hardiness Zone: 2a
Other Names: Siberian Peashrub, Caragana
A very hardy large shrub with dark green compound foliage and showy yellow flowers in spring; great for screening; this is a seedless variety; plan on regular pruning to keep it looking neat
Green Spires Peashrub has yellow pea-like flowers hanging below the branches in mid spring. It has dark green foliage throughout the season. The round pinnately compound leaves turn yellow in fall. The fruit is not ornamentally significant. The smooth olive green bark adds an interesting dimension to the landscape.
Green Spires Peashrub is an open multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.
This shrub will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and can be pruned at anytime. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;
Green Spires Peashrub is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Windbreaks and Shelterbelts
- Naturalizing And Woodland Gardens
Planting & Growing
Green Spires Peashrub will grow to be about 12 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 8 feet. It tends to be a little leggy, with a typical clearance of 3 feet from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 30 years.
This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers dry to average moisture levels with very well-drained soil, and will often die in standing water. It is considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for xeriscaping or the moisture-conserving landscape. It is not particular as to soil type or pH, and is able to handle environmental salt. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.