Family: Fabaceae

Scientific Name: Caragana arborescens Walkers

Common Name: Walker Weeping Peashrub

DescriptionAn interesting specimen plant for gardens. A variety of the Siberian Pea.
Plant TypeAll Plants, Shrubs Deciduous
Hardiness Zone2-7
Sunlightfull sun
Moisturedraught tolerant
Soil & Sitetolerates dry and alkaline soils
Flowersyellow pea-like, spring
Leavesfine texture that resembles those of an Asparagus Fern.
Dimensionsto about 6 feet, weeping or cascading
Native SiteSpecies plants are from Siberia and Manchuria.
Cultivar OriginThe cultivar "Walkers" originated in Morden, Manitoba.
Misc FactsWeeping caragana are grafted on top of a Common Caragana to form a standard.
Author's NotesI have seen this used many times in the gardens I visit. Used to cascade over walls, rocks, etc. The grafted standard form is very popular at the garden center I work at. (zone #5)
Notes & Reference#01-Manual of Woody Landscape Plants (Michael Dirr)
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