FABACEAE, The Pea family
It’s spring: the new plants are coming in by the truck load. We see the (initial) results of all the list-scanning, looking-up and vendor visits that went on in the nursery this winter. Some of the arrivals are very exicitng. This one is particularily fun and will be featured in a planter soon, maybe for the upcoming Home and Garden show.
Similar in apearance to Wire netting bush, Corokia cotoneaster, the stems naturally zig-zag and the leaves are very small. But they are compound, like a little acacia! And bright green! Cute! The flowers are going to be small and yellow.
Apparently when he ordered this shrub, our buyer assumed he was getting something like Sophora japonica, the Japanese Pagoda tree. Though that is a wonderful tree, this is a welcome surprise.