The Siberian Pea Shrub is a nitrogen-fixing perennial shrub that can be planted with success in the Bay Area. Growing 4-6 meters tall it grows edible seed pods that are somewhat bland, but can be added to other meals. This plant provides excellent chicken forage and can be grown inside fenced chicken areas because of its height.
Siberian Pea Shrub’s have been used as living fences and are noted for their “attractive” quality when attempting to distract deer from the rest of the garden.
The Pea Shrubs root system is extensive and the shrub should be used to mitigate erosion and build wind blocks. This shrub is pollinated by bees!!
Plant on a sunny edge in your garden or in the chicken area (if the seedling is tall enough) and harvest the small, but highly nutritious seeds in the Spring and Summer.
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