6 to 10 ft.
6 to 8 ft.
central Asia, Siberia
sun, part shade
USDA zones 2-8
hardy to 10,000 ft.
Siberian peashrub is a drought-tolerant, erect shrub with an oval shape (taller than broad). Bright, small yellow flowers are pea-shaped and followed by a fruit that resembles a short, narrow peapod. The compound leaves are light green in color with short stiff spines at the nodes. The bark is shiny green. Its thorns can be quite small or large enough to be visible.
It is a resilient shrub and adaptable to many conditions. It is a good choice for low-water landscapes in the Colorado Springs area. Siberian peashrub is easy to grow and tolerates drought, alkalinity and wind. Fall leaf color is yellow.
Siberian peashrub is growing in two different areas of the very low water zone at the Xeriscape Garden. They are attractive shrubs and incredibly resilient to drought, wind, and weather changes.
The yellow flowers are very pleasant in spring. The leaves and bark are quite beautiful. Siberian peashrub has proven to be a tough and attractive large, green shrub.
Prune out dead or broken branches as needed. No other maintenance required.