Growing Siberian Pea Trees
If you’re looking for interesting trees that can tolerate a wide range of growing conditions in the landscape, consider growing yourself Siberian pea trees. Planting Siberian pea trees may occur in almost any region of the United States, as it is fairly tolerant of most conditions. Siberian pea trees can be planted anywhere in anything from full sun to partial shade and in moist to dry soil. Planting Siberian pea trees may occur in clay, loam or sandy soil media with either a high acidity or high alkalinity in USDA plant hardiness zones 2-8. You should plan on planting your pea tree after the chance of any frost in the area. Dig a hole that is twice as wide as the root ball and 2 inches as deep. Add a couple of handfuls of compost and four handfuls of sand (if you have dense soil) to the dirt.
If you are planning on creating a hedge, space each plant 5 to 10 feet apart. Place 2 inches of this amended soil back into the hole and put the new Siberian pea trees atop and fill with the rest of the soil. Water thoroughly and tamp down the soil around the plant. Continue to water every other day for the first two weeks to establish strong root then thereafter reduce watering to twice a week for the next two weeks.
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