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Globe Peashrub

Caragana frutex 'Globosa'

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Globe Peashrub (Caragana frutex 'Globosa') at Tagawa Gardens

Globe Peashrub

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Height:  3 feet

Spread:  3 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  2

Other Names:  Russian Caragana

Description:

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

Ornamental Features

Globe Peashrub is primarily valued in the garden for its ornamental globe-shaped form. It has yellow pea-like flowers hanging below the branches in mid spring. It has dark green deciduous foliage. The round pinnately compound leaves turn buttery yellow in fall.

Landscape Attributes

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;

  • Mass Planting
  • Rock/Alpine Gardens
  • Border Edging
  • General Garden Use

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.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing  Rock  Edging  Garden 
Applications
Flowers  Plant Form 
Ornamental Features

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