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False Acacia

Robinia pseudoacacia

Also known as

Black locust, Yellow locust

Robinia pseudacacia11 by JoJan (CC-BY-SA-3.0)

Full Sun
Moderate care
Light watering
Frost Hardy

7a

USDA zone

-18°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

25m

Max

18m

12m

Min

8m

50 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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False Acacia Overview

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.

How to propagate False Acacia

Seed

Cuttings

Suckers

Division

Division.

Special features of False Acacia

Attracts bees

Attractive flowers

Other uses of False Acacia

Erosion control, ornamental, foliage, fragrance, specimen. Attracts butterflies

Deciduous Trees

Deciduous (leaf dropping) trees often have amazing fall colour.

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Mimosa

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