Robinia pseudo-acacia Description
Robinia grows to a medium sized tree. It much valued for its fine golden foliage and its display of white blossom, which are produced in sprays in mid summer. During autumn the leaves turn a rich orange. beware of evil spines. 15m tall by 1Om wide.
Robinia pseudo-acacia - Cultivation Notes
This tough tree will cope with all soil types - including heavy clay soils - as long as they are not waterlogged. For best golden foliage plant in sunny spot and avoid exposed windswept locations. Prune lateral branches to single leader when establishing.
Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage
Strengths of Robinia pseudo-acacia:
- Scented blossom
- Attractive autumn colour
- Spiney growth can deter unwanted visitors!
- All round tough plant suitable for problem areas
- Tolerates full sun and sandy, drought-prone soils
Weaknesses of Robinia pseudo-acacia
- Spiney plant - can scratch young children and gardeners!
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