Weeping Pea Shrub
Caragana arborescens 'Pendula'
Plant Type: Shrub
Plant Family: Fabaceae
Plant Description: Large deciduous shrub native to Manchuria and Siberia. Very tolerant of cold temperatures. Cascading branches with coarse dark green foliage make this an excellent accent plant. Yellow flowers bloom in May turning to green pea-like pods. As the pods age, they turn brown and split open flinging seeds. Tolerant of drought and heavy soils.
Plant Care: Prune regularly to promote health, provide air circulation, maintain a desirable shape, and to remove dead or damaged branches. Pruning is best done in late-winter to early spring for most trees and late-spring for spring blooming shrubs. Monitor for pests, diseases or other ailments on a regular basis.
Hardiness Zone: 2 to 5
Mature Size: 6-8' tall x 4-8' wide
Utah Native: N
Bloom Season: Spring
Bloom Period: May - Jun
Light Requirement: Sun to Shade
Irrigation Requirement: Very Low