This plant is **invasive** in Minnesota. Do not plant.

Common Name: Siberian peashrub

Scientific Name: 
Family: Fabaceae
Genus: Caragana
Species: arborescens

Hardiness Zone: 2 to 7
Height: 15 to 20 ft
Width: 12 to 15 ft


Siberian peashrub is native to Siberia and China. It was planted in North America for its showy yellow flowers, seed pods, and form. The leaves are alternate and pinnately compound with 8-12, 1-3 inch long leaflets. When the seed pods mature, they burst open and fling seeds several feet away from the plant. 

It has no serious pest or disease problems. This plant survives in poor conditions. It tolerates drought, salt, and heat. C. arborescens escapes cultivation and spreads into forests, prairies, roadsides, and forest edges.

Notes: This species is currently listed as invasive; for more information visit the DNR's Siberian peashrub page.   


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