A tough, spined, upright arching shrub native to western China that reaches a maximum height of 4 feet.
The rose pink flowers are up to an inch in length.
Hardy north to zone 3 preferring dry alkaline soil. (info source: rslandscapedesign.blogspot.com)
Genus - Caragana
Species - Rosea
Common name - Rose Pea Shrub
Pre-Treatment - Required
Hardiness zones - 2 - 8
Height - 3m
Spread - 4m
Plant type - Medium Shrub
Vegetation type - Deciduous
Exposure - Full Sun, Partial Sun
Growth rate - Medium
Soil PH - from mildly acidic to mildly alkaline
Soil type - Loam
Water requirements - Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Germination rate - 78%
Bloom season - Late Spring/Early Summer
Leaf / Flower color - Green / Rose, pink
|Germination||1. Soak seeds in warm water for 12 hours.|
2. Cold stratify for 30 days in moist vermiculite or sterile soil/sand in airtight ziplock bags. Keep it in the fridge at +2-+4C.
3. Sow seeds 2-4 mm deep in moist soil, tamp the soil.
Germination normally fast - within 2-4 weeks.