Caragana sukiensis Schneid.

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Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

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'Caragana sukiensis' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/caragana/caragana-sukiensis/). Accessed 2021-09-26.

Genus

Glossary

calyx
(pl. calyces) Outer whorl of the perianth. Composed of several sepals.
lanceolate
Lance-shaped; broadest in middle tapering to point.
imparipinnate
Odd-pinnate; (of a compound leaf) with a central rachis and an uneven number of leaflets due to the presence of a terminal leaflet. (Cf. paripinnate.)

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Credits

Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

Recommended citation
'Caragana sukiensis' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/caragana/caragana-sukiensis/). Accessed 2021-09-26.

A deciduous shrub 5 ft or more high; young shoots pendulous, furnished with curly down. Leaves 1 to 112 in. long, pinnate; the main-stalk persistent, spine-tipped, hairy; leaflets ten to fourteen, 14 to 13 in. long, narrowly oblong-lanceolate, conspicuously parallel-veined, silky-hairy beneath. Flowers solitary, about 1 in. long, yellow; calyx tubular, 14 in. long, hairy, lobes awl-shaped; stalk 14 in. or less long. Pod 12 to 34 in. long, slightly downy.

Native of N.W. India; introduced in 1919 from Paris to Kew, where it flowered in June 1925. Most nearly akin to C. gerardiana, it is less shaggy on the young shoots and pods; as in that species the persistent, spine-tipped leaf-stalks provide its armature, but they are not so thickly massed on the branches. It is a graceful shrub, hardy enough to have passed through the trying winter of 1928-9 at Kew without injury but is no longer grown there, nor at Edinburgh, where it reached a height of 6 to 7 ft, but was lost during the 1939-45 war. It is, however, still in cultivation in the Glasnevin Botanic Garden, Dublin, and quite hardy there.