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Robinia pseudo-acacia - 'Aurea' (False Acacia, Robinia)

Robinia pseudo-acacia - 'Aurea' (False Acacia, Robinia)
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Type Tree, Deciduous, Flowering
Form Compact Rounded Tree
Size Medium Sized Tree (3 to 8m height)
Colours White Flowers (Summer), Golden Foliage
Care Some Maintenance Required - Tough Plant
Hardiness Very hardy
Growth Medium Growing Plant
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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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