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Siberian Peashrub - Caragana arborescens lam
Siberian Peashrub
Caragana arborescens Lam.
Siberian Peashrub is a bushy shrub growing up to 10 feet tall. It is usually planted as a hedge type material. It gets very bushy when pruned and provides very good windbreak or privacy material.

It has many very sharp thorns of about inch length. Each summer it produces many tiny yellow flowers. It is very cold hardy and the needles make it unattractive to moose. We have never seen moose damage to this plant. It is also quite resistant to fire if the fallen leaves are removed. We usually grow them in small pots with about 4 to 10 stems per pot. This shrub will spread by seeds if not controlled.

Villosa Lilac
Syringa villosa

We grow both early blooming and late blooming lilac with pink to purple flower. By alternating these you can have the almost overpowering scent of lilac for about one month each year. These plants require almost no maintenance and are not attractive to moose.

The bushes grow ten to twelve feet high and have many flowers. We are currently experimenting with a variety of white lilac with the same smell and maintenance properties but currently have none of planting size. Current inventory are 2 to 5 feet tall and at least 2 years old. They are very cold hardy. We have never seen any winter kill or moose damage on these plants.

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