Caragana arborescens

Siberian Peashrub

Tips for Homeowners:

Prune for size control if needed. If the seed pods are allowed to drop they will produce another plant.

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There are few plants that can boast character, beauty and benefit like the Siberian Peashrub.  

  • Great naturalizing shrub
  • Little, fragrant, yellow flowers
  • Edible seed and pods

Ideal for hedges, screens, windbreaks or slopes where growing conditions are challenging.

Height: 12-20 ft
Spread: 12-15 ft
Zone: 2-7
Color: Yellow

Interesting Notes about Siberian Peashrub:

This fast-growing shrub is perfect for growing in harsh sites as in poor soils, drought conditions or to stabilize slopes. The pretty leaves and flowers decorate the landscape and also attract bees and other pollinators. The plants are capable of fixing atmospheric nitrogen, meaning they take nigrogen gas from the air and store it in the roots, which is good for the soil. 

Characteristics & Attributes


  • Mass Planting
  • Attractive fruit
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Naturalizing
  • Great Foliage
  • Spring Bloomer
  • Edible
  • Fragrant
  • No Fertilizing
  • Border or Bed
  • Fast Growing

Foliage Color:

  • Gray
  • Green


  • Full Sun

Attracts Wildlife:

  • Attracts Pollinators


  • Upright

Season of Interest (Flowering):

  • Spring

Soil Moisture:

  • Average Water