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Robinia pseudoacaia - 'Frisia' (False Acacia, Black Locust)

Type Tree, Deciduous, Flowering
Form Taller Rounded Form
Size Medium Sized Tree (3 to 8m height)
Colours Cream Flowers (Summer early), Golden Foliage
Care Low/Easy Maintenance - Tough Plant
Hardiness Very hardy, Drought Tolerant
Growth Slow Growing Plant
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Robinia pseudoacaia Description

Robinia Frisia is much valued for its outstanding golden foliage and hanging Raceames of cream white blossom. Golden foliage comes late in the spring and produces light shade, making this a useful screening tree in city gardens where light is required under the canopy for ground. During autumn seed pods ripen and leaves turn a rich orange. beware of evil spines when pruning or climbing!. 15m tall by 1Om wide.


Robinia pseudoacaia - Cultivation Notes

This medium sized hardy tree will cope with all soil types as it never has roots in waterlogged soil. For best golden foliage effect plant in full sun and avoid exposed windswept locations. Prune lateral branches and encourage a single leader while establishing for a tall stright tree.


Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage


Strengths of Robinia pseudoacaia:

  • Sun loving drought tolerant plant
  • Spiney growth can deter unwanted visitors!
  • All round tough plant suitable for problem areas
  • Ideal for fast growing screening
  • Tolerates full sun and sandy, drought-prone soils

Weaknesses of Robinia pseudoacaia

  • Spiney plant - can scratch young children and gardeners!
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