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False acacia

Robinia spp.

Also known as

Locust tree

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H5

RHS hardiness

-15°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

24m

Max

9m

Min

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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False acacia Overview

Genus containing around 8 hardy, deciduous shrubs and trees that produce clustered, pea-shaped, hanging, white or pink flowers and alternate, pinnately divided foliage with 7-21 leaflets. Branches are notably brittle in this genus, so they should be planted in sheltered locations away from strong winds.

How to propagate False acacia

Seed

Seed or suckers in autumn.

Suckers

Cuttings

Root cuttings in winter.

Other uses of False acacia

Grown for their foliage and clusters of pea-like flowers.