30 Siberian Pea Tree Caragana Arborescens Seeds - Seed World
30 Siberian Pea Tree Caragana Arborescens Seeds - Seed World
30 Siberian Pea Tree Caragana Arborescens Seeds - Seed World
30 Siberian Pea Tree Caragana Arborescens Seeds - Seed World
30 Siberian Pea Tree Caragana Arborescens Seeds - Seed World

30 Siberian Pea Tree Caragana Arborescens Seeds

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 The Siberian Pea has an extensive root system that can be used to assist with erosion control. The shrub has a fragrant flower that naturally will attract bees. The honey created has a pleasant slightly fruity taste. Because of its nitrogen-fixing capacity, it is valued as a soil-improving plant.

Native to Eastern Russia and Northern China, the Siberian Pea is a multi-stemmed, deciduous shrub or tree that grows 15 to 20 feet tall and 12 to 15 feet wide.  It grows upright and rounded with attractive bright green, 3 inches long, feathery pinnately compound leaves.

Each leaf has 4 to 6 pairs of 1 inch, obovate to elliptic-oblong leaflets. Flowers are bright yellow, Pea-like and fragrant, bloomming singly or in clusters in Spring. Flowers are followed by 3 inch, yellow-green, edible pea pods that ripen to brown in summer.

The Siberian Pea has a slightly bitter tasting 'pea', usually 3 to 4 to a pod and are edible. They should be cooked before eaten. The seed contains 12.4% of a fatty oil and up to 36% protein and it has been recommended as an emergency food for humans.

More than just an emergency food, this species has the potential to become a staple crop in areas with continental climates. The young pods can be eaten cooked and used as a vegetable. Additionally, the yellow flowers which have a taste like peas, can be used in salads to add color and some flavor.

Other Names: Siberian Pea Tree, Siberian Pea Shrub, Pea Shrub

Zone: 2 to 7

Growth Rate: Slow

Plant Type: Large flowering deciduous shrub or small tree.

Family: Fabaceae

Native Range: Eastern Russia, Northern China
Height: 15 to 20 feet
Spread: 12 to 15 feet
Shape: Rounded, upright, multi-stemmed

Bloom Time: May  

Bloom Color: Yellow
Flower/Fruit: Pea-like fragrant yellow flowers bloom singly or in clusters in May followed by yellowish-green edible pods (to 3” long) that mature to brown.

Sun: Full Sun

Fall Color: Yellow

Drought Tolerance: High

Water: Dry to medium
Maintenance: Low

Site Requirements /Soil Tolerances: average, well-drained soils in full sun. tolerates of poor soils, drought and strong winds.

Culture: Low maintenance shrub, may be trained as a tree. Slightly thorny at the stipules.

Uses: Difficult areas where growing conditions are challenging. Hedge, screen or windbreak, shrub border.

Sowing Caragana arborescens Seeds:

For best results, please follow the instructions in the order provided.

Siberian Pea seeds possess a thick, impermeable seed-coat which prevents or significantly retards germination.

Scarify: Pour Hot water over seed. Soak in water for 24 hours

Stratify: Cold 30 days, 40 Degrees F in a Moist Medium.

Germination: Sow 1/4” Deep

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