Walker Weeping Peashrub Tree Form

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Caragana 'Walker' (Weeping Peashrub)
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This uniquely shaped and hard to find tree is the Walker Weeping Peashrub. It's rather small and doesn't take up much space in the landscape. The mature size is around 8'-12' tall and around 5' wide. The cascades of pea-shaped flowers appear early to mid-July and are a light green color with a fine texture. This tree is extremely hardy and can withstand harsh, cold winters. Plants with such a striking habit like in this case, weeping—should not be added to otherwise generic surroundings to provide interest.

Planting & Care for Peashrub Trees

Preparation

  • Late spring, emerging with the foliage. The yellow flowers are narrow and tubular, and aren't showy amid the foliage. 
  • Plants with such a striking habit, in this case, weeping—should not be added to otherwise generic surroundings to provide interest. 
  • Full sun and almost any soil that's neither waterlogged nor desperately dry.   
  • 'Walker' needs little attention in any season, at any point over its lifespan. The shrub is so hardy you can plant in fall or in spring.
  • The rootstock suckers a bit, with round leaves that are the norm for most other caragana species and cultivars. Clip those off whenever you have the urge.
  • The yellow flowers are ephemeral and subtle, so 'Walker' can be sited more on the basis of its green foliage, which goes with everything. 

Opening Plant Material

  • Grow Bags - Remove bag by using a utility knife to slit up the side and peel off the fabric exposing the soil and roots. Plant the root ball just like you would a container plant. No trimming of roots is necessary for grow bags.
  • Containers - Completely saturate all container plants by putting in a larger container of water until stops bubbling, remove. Now ready to plant. Dig a hole no deeper than the depth of the container and 6" or more, making sure it’s wider on the sides.

Planting Grow Bags

  • Plant grow bags in spring or fall.
  • Notice where the base of the trunk flairs out from the tree. This is called the root flair. This root flair should show when the tree is planted. If necessary, add soil under the ball so the root flair is exposed.
  • Place fertilizer packets into the bottom of the hole (if purchased). *Use Our Recommended Fertilizer.
  • Backfill the hole with soil, making sure the top of the root ball is visible and slightly higher than the soil around it.
  • Firm the soil around the plant. Water well to settle soil around the root ball.

Planting containers

  • Slide plant from pot by tapping on the bottom of the pot.
  • With shovel or knife trim bottom 2" off of the root ball for plants in plastic containers.
  • Rotate the plant to the proper position. Never lift or move plants by the tops.
  • Place the root ball in the hole.
  • Notice where the base of the trunk flairs out from the tree. This is called the root flair. This root flair should show when the tree is planted. If necessary, add soil under the ball so the root flair is exposed.
  • Place fertilizer packets into the bottom of the hole (if purchased). *Use Our Recommended Fertilizer.
  • Backfill the hole with soil, making sure the top of the root ball is visible and slightly higher than the soil around it.
  • Firm the soil around the plant. Water well to settle soil around the root ball.

Pruning - After Planting

  • Grow Bags & containers - Although it is not essential for B&B or containers to be pruned after planting, a light pruning for shape, to remove any broken branches from shipping, or to thin out a heavily branched plant will help in the transplanting process and in the appearance of your new planting.

Pruning - Through-out the Season

  • The rootstock suckers a bit, with round leaves that are the norm for most other caragana species and cultivars. Clip those off whenever you have the urge.

Watering - After Planting

  • Plants typically take approximately 6 weeks to establish new roots in your soil. During this period, water plants as often as every 2-4 days at the start and at least a minimum of once per week.
  • Beyond the 6 week establishment period, water once per week, unless rains occur.
  • Stick your finger into the soil around 3” to check soil moisture.

Watering - Through-out the Season

  • After the first season, plants should only be watered during extended periods without rain.
  • How do you know if your plants need water? The easiest way to tell is to touch the soil around the roots. If it is moist, there is no need to water. If it is dry, give it a good soaking with the hose end (no nozzle) watering the soil only, not the leaves.
  • Stick your finger into the soil around 3” to check soil moisture.

 

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Handling & Planting Guidelines

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Special Plant Features & Tips

  • Late spring, emerging with the foliage. The yellow flowers are narrow and tubular, and aren't showy amid the foliage. 
  • Plants with such a striking habit, in this case, weeping—should not be added to otherwise generic surroundings to provide interest. 
  • Full sun and almost any soil that's neither waterlogged nor desperately dry.   
  • 'Walker' needs little attention in any season, at any point over its lifespan. The shrub is so hardy you can plant in fall or in spring.
  • The root-stock suckers a bit, with round leaves that are the norm for most other caragana species and cultivars.  Clip those off whenever you have the urge.
  • The yellow flowers are ephemeral and subtle, so 'Walker' can be sited more on the basis of its green foliage, which goes with everything. 

How to plant containers

 

Item Approx Weight (lbs.) Approx Base Dimensions Approx Height
#7 Grow Bag 35-50 14-16" 5-8'
#10 Grow Bag 55-70 18" 6-8'
#15 Grow Bag 65-80 22" 6-10'
#20 Grow Bag 75-100 24" 8-12'
1 1/4" B&B 250-500 22" Ball shade & ornamentals/28" ball-birch clumps & twins 8-11'
1 1/2" B&B 325-600 24" ball/30" ball birch clumps & twins 10-12'
2" B&B 500-700 28" ball/ 32" ball birch clumps & twins 10-14'
2 1/2" B&B 600-1000 30" ball/ 36" ball birch clumps & twins 10-15'
3" B&B 850-1000 34"-36" ball 12-16'
3 1/2" B&B 1000 36" ball 12-18'
10' B&B 250 22" ball 10'
12' B&B 325 24" ball 12'
14' B&B 500 28" ball 14'
16' B&B 600 30" ball 16'
2' B&B 50 14-16" hand dug 12" ball 2'
3' B&B 60-250 16-18" hand dug/crabapples 22" ball 3'
4' B&B 250 22" ball - some hand dug so sizes & weight will vary 4'
5' B&B 325 22-24" ball - some hand dug so sizes & weights will vary 5'
6' B&B 150-325 24" ball/birch clumps & twins & shade/ornamental 14-16" hand dug 6'
7' B&B 500-700 28" ball - 32" ball on spruce, pine & fir 7'
8' B&B 600-700 30-32" ball/birch clumps & twins & shade/ornamental 14-16" hand dug 8'
9' B&B 700 32" ball 9'
#3 CONTAINER Approx. top diameter 10"x approx. 10" tall Varies
#5 CONTAINER 40 Approx. top diameter 11"x approx. 10.5" tall Varies
#7 CONTAINER 60 Approx. top diameter 14" x approx. 12" tall Varies
#10 CONTAINER 80 Approx. top diameter 14" x approx. 14 tall Varies
#20 CONTAINER 160 Approx. top diameter 19.5" x approx. 17" tall Varies

Growing Zones: 2-7

Bloom Time: July
Color: Green, Yellow
Plant Size: 6'-8' tall x 5' wide
Flower Color: Yellow
Sunlight: Full Sun
Soil Conditions: Normal, Sandy, Clay, Acidic, Dry
Low Maintenance: Yes
Deer Resistant: No
Attracts Butterflies: Yes
Attracts Bees: Yes
Attracts Birds: No
Edible: No
Native: No

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