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Height: 3 feet
Spread: 3 feet
Hardiness Zone: 2
Other Names: Russian Caragana
An excellent compact and consistently rounded shrub for low hedges or garden detail; extremely hardy and adaptable to very dry sites, doesn't sucker, takes pruning very well
Globe 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 buttery yellow in fall. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.
Globe Peashrub is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with a more or less rounded form. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.
This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and should not require much pruning, except when necessary, such as to remove dieback. It has no significant negative characteristics.
Globe Peashrub is recommended for the following landscape applications;
Planting & Growing
Globe Peashrub will grow to be about 3 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 3 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 20 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 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.