Globe Caragana

Caragana frutex 'Globosa'

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Globe Caragana (Caragana frutex 'Globosa') at Millcreek Nursery Ltd

Globe Caragana

Globe Caragana

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Height:  3 feet

Spread:  3 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  2a


An excellent compact and consistently rounded shrub for low hedges or garden detail; tight and formal, small rounded leaves, extremely hardy and adaptable to very dry sites, doesn't sucker, takes pruning very well

Ornamental Features

Globe Caragana has yellow pea-like flowers hanging below the branches . It has dark green foliage throughout the season. The round pinnately compound leaves turn buttery yellow in fall. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Globe Caragana is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with a more or less rounded form. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and should not require much pruning, except when necessary, such as to remove dieback. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Globe Caragana is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Hedges/Screening
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Globe Caragana will grow to be about 3 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 3 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 20 years.

This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers dry to average moisture levels with very well-drained soil, and will often die in standing water. It is considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for a low-water garden or xeriscape application. It is not particular as to soil type or pH, and is able to handle environmental salt. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Massing  Screening  Garden 
Flowers  Plant Form 
Ornamental Features