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Commonly known as False acacia

Genus of about 6 species of deciduous trees and shrubs found in woodland and thickets in the USA and northern Mexico.

All parts of the plant are toxic except for the flowers which can be made into tea and are eaten in pancakes and fritters in Europe.

Further Reading....

  • Deciduous - trees or shrubs
  • Full sun
  • Harmful if eaten - These will give you an upset tummy, so please don't eat any of these.
  • Additional Features - Good to know - - can be difficult to get established.
  • Pests & Diseases - none.
  • Place of origin - USA.
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil - - will tolerate poorer dry soils but important to shelter from cold winds - branches brittle
Robinia - Growing Guide

Buy Varieties of ROBINIA

ROBINIA hispida

ROBINIA hispida  >

Commonly known as: Bristly locust, Rose acacia.
False acacia with rose-pink flowers
Large £55.00 each

ROBINIA pseudoacacia 'Frisia'

ROBINIA pseudoacacia 'Frisia'  >

Commonly known as: Golden acacia, Golden locust.
Leaves golden yellow from spring to autumn.
H/Std £55.00 each

ROBINIA x slavinii 'Hillieri'  AWARD

ROBINIA x slavinii 'Hillieri'  >

Commonly known as: False acacia.
Spiny small tree. Wisteria-like, slightly fragrant flowers and feathery foliage
H/Std £55.00 each
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Estimated availability autumn 2021 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.

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