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Shrub Species of the Peashrub (Caragana) Genus

Picture of a Peashrub Shrub
Peashrub (Caragana arborescens)
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There are approximately 80 different species of Peashrubs (Caragana). Their growth form is that of shrubs or small trees growing 1-6 m (3-20 ft) tall. Most species have solitary or clustered yellow flowers, some species have white or pink. All Caragana produce seeds in a linear pod. All peashrubs are legumes.

Peashrub is commonly grown throughout the northern hemisphere as  an ornamental landscaping shrub. Species of the Peashrub (Caragana) Genus are adapted to a climate with warm summers and cool winters. They are winter-hardy, drought-tolerant and long-lived. They grow well in a wide range of soils; however, they do not grow well on very dry, sandy soils or in wet boggy soils. They can be heavily pruned to keep shape or maintain a certain size.

Facts about the Caragana Genus of Shrubs
  • Genus Scientific Name = Caragana
  • Genus Common Names = Peashrub
  • Number of Taxa in the Caragana Genus = 83

List of Peashrub Shrubs, Caragana Genus - All known species, taxa on Earth, organized by scientific Latin botanical name first and common names second.

Botanical, Latin, Scientific Shrub Name Common Shrub Name Coldest Zone Warmest Zone
Caragana arborescens Siberian Peashrub 2b 7
Caragana arborescens "Sutherland" Cut-leaf Peashrub 3 8
Caragana aurantiaca Dwarf Peashrub ? ?
Caragana frutex Russian Peashrub ? ?
Caragana korshinskii Korshinskii Peashrub ? ?
Caragana microphylla Littleleaf Peashrub 5 9
Caragana pygmaea Pygmy Peashrub, Dwarf Peashrub 3 7
Caragana rosea Pink Peashrub 4 9
Caragana sinica Chinese Pea Tree, Mongolian Pea Shrub 6 10
Caragana turkestanica Turkish Peashrub 3 8



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