False Acacia

Robinia pseudoacacia

Black Locust, Common Robinia, Bastard Acacia, Fragrant White Locust, Locust, Yellow Locust, Locust Tree

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A large Robinia pseudoacacia tree
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Robinia pseudoacacia is a quick-growing North American tree species from the Fabaceae family. Commonly known by the names False Acacia and Black Locust, amongst others. This plant can grow to 25m in height, with a spreading habit. It produces dark green leaves divided into oval leaflets, between 5-11 in pairs and bark develops deep ridges and spines. Flowers are produced densely in drooping clusters, they are pea-like, white in colour and have a sweet fragrance. Flowers measure around 1.5-2cm in length and are marked with yellow near the base. Leading onto long pods.
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Planning

Difficulty

Moderate

Flowering time

Spring, Summer

Fruiting time

Autumn

Propagation

Special features

Attracts bees

Attractive flowers

Special features

Origin

North America

Environment

Light

Full Sun

Soil moisture

Dry

Soil type

Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand

Soil PH preference

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Frost hardiness

Hardy

Personality

Family

Fabaceae

Problems

Frisia dieback
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