Pea tree has not gotten any leaves yet. Do I need to prune it and can I prune it now?
These articles should help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/tgen/tree-leafing-problems.htm, https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/caragana-pea-tree/pea-tree-information.htm
Hello. I currently have four mature (roughly 8 feet tall) Siberian Pea Trees in my yard. Unfortunately, I think they were originally planted to close together. Regardless, I was curious how difficult it is to dig up the root system, and possibly separate the roots somewhat to turn 4 into 8 and then transplant slightly further apart. They are currently an excellent wind break, but again, are simply too close together.
I would not transplant them now until fall when weather is cool. Transplanting in the heat of summer causes unnecessary stress to plants. When you do dig them up, you can remove the soil from the roots and see if it is possible to divide the plants safely. These articles may help
what length the root system might be I'm wondering if I should start with a new tre as I'm having part of my front garden altered to drive for my car &I not sure if in time the roots from the existing tree could pose a problem to the new drive which is going to be mono block
It's a shame to lose a mature tree for the sake of a driveway, but yes, tree roots and pavers are not a good match. Beside root length, they expand in girth and can lift and displace the pavers.
If you value the tree, consider alternative routing of the driveway, or root pruning and installation of a root barrier.
Our friend bought us a beautiful pea tree, envisioning planting it in our flower garden that is in the range of a huge black walnut tree. We would love to plant it there but are worried about the jugalone. We have learned that many things do not grow under the walnut....currently what thrives there are phlox, bee balm, astilbe, violets, ferns and we do have lilacs growing there as well....do you have any information about the tolerance of the weeping pea to the black walnut? thanks you!
According to the Black Walnut Society, this shrub will not be able to grow anywhere near a Walnut. This link will offer more information: https://blackwalnutdispatch.com/the-black-walnut-society/
This article will help you to grow this shrub (You may want to consider a container): https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/caragana-pea-tree/pea-tree-information.htm