Caragana korshinskii, also known as the Korshinsk pea shrub, is native to sandy grass and desert areas of northern China and Mongolia. It is commonly planted to reduce soil erosion as well as for animal feed. The whole plant of Caragana korshinskii is crushed and processed into grass meal, pellets, cake-like, and block-like feeds to feed beef cattle, replacing the bean cake protein feed, and reducing the cost by approximately 25%.
This is one of ther best species for soil stabilization and reviatalization in cold arid zones where few plants will survive. It is good fodder for animals, improves the soil, allows natural vegetation to become established, and prevents soil erosion by wind and rain.
Botanical Name : Caragana korshinskii
Common Name : Korshinsk Peashrub, Korshinsk Pea Shrub
Height : 5-10 ft
Spread : 5 ft
Germination Info : Soak seed 10-12 hours in water prior to sowing
Hardiness zone : 4-9
Average seed per ounce : Approx. 625