Walker Weeping Caragana (Caragana arborescens ‘Walker’)

Walker Weeping Caragana

  • Unusual growth pattern
  • Spring flowers
  • Hardy

The Walker Weeping Caragana is a small, deciduous shrub with a unique “weeping” appearance. It would look great as a small accent plant in your flower bed or anywhere you have a small place for an unconventional tree.

Your Walker Weeping Caragana is sure to draw a second look from the neighbors. With its dense feathery canopy and dramatic descent to the ground, your Caragana is a study in grace and elegance.

It’s more tall than wide, so fits easily into almost any space in your garden.

Spring brings bright yellow flowers, lending a subtle two-toned appearance to the vibrant green of the plant.

However, you’ll be more focused on the compound leaves that lend an endearing feathery appearance to your shrub. In the fall, those leaves will turn a pretty yellow before drifting to the ground in anticipation of winter.

Even as the weather turns cold, your Caragana will draw the eye.

The unusual shape and structure of the shrub make it a stand-out amid the standard winter shapes. Winter snows drift over the cascading branches and gather on the crown providing a lovely display in the cold landscape.

Caragana branches descend quickly giving you fast results in your new tree, but then slow down considerably, saving you from needing to extensively prune.

You won’t have to fuss with this shrub as it’s quite hardy and easy to grow. It even transplants easily, and is drought tolerant.

A Walker Weeping Caragana will be a delightful addition to your garden.

Walker Weeping Caragana (Caragana arborescens ‘Walker’) Details

Common name Walker Weeping Caragana
Botanical name Caragana arborescens 'Walker'
Plant type Deciduous
Hardiness zone 3-8
Growth rate Slow
Height 5 - 7 ft.
Width 5 - 6 ft.
Sunlight Full Sun, Partial Shade
Moisture Low Once Established
Soil condition Well Drained
Pollinator-friendly Yes
Pruning time After Flowering
Flower color Yellow