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ROBINIA x slavinii 'Hillieri'

Commonly known as False acacia

Spiny small tree. Wisteria-like, slightly fragrant flowers and feathery foliage
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Available late spring to early summer 2022 - Spring according to the Met Office is defined as March 1st - May 31st. Therefore late spring is mid-April onwards. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.
H/Std £65.00 each 

Delivery Information Available late spring to early summer 2022
plant size comparison icon 10 to 15 Litre
  • Deciduous - dark green leaves to 20cm (8in) long, composed of up to 19 ovate leaflets
  • Shades of pink - All shades of pink through to Carmine (red) - lilac pink
  • Height - 10m (33ft)
  • Spread - 10m (33ft)
  • Tall Shrub
  • Tree - open, rounded, spiny tree or large shrub with bristly young branches. Produces lilac-pink to dark pink flowers 2cm (¾in) long in pendent racemes to 15cm (6in) long followed by brown, warty seedpods
  • Hardy - very cold winter - Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe. Plant can possibly withstand temperatures down to -20°C (-4°F)
  • Full sun
  • Additional Features - Good to know - - R hispida var. kelseyi x R. pseudoacacia
  • Pests & Diseases - none
  • Place of origin - garden origin. UK. 1930s. Hillier's Nurseries, Hants.
  • Flower Shape - Racemes -
  • Hardiness - Fully hardy -
  • Leaf form - Pinnate - see photos above
  • Leaf margin - Entire - see photos above
  • Leaf shape - Ovate - see photos above
  • Pruning group - Pruning group 1
    Suitable for: Deciduous and evergreen trees, and some deciduous shrubs.
    Pruning: Minimal pruning required. Prune wayward or crossing branches to maintain a healthy framework.
    When: When dormant in the late winter/early spring. Some in the summer/autumn to prevent bleeding of sap.

    RHS group 1
  • Scented Plants - Scented flowers - - slight fragrance
  • Seasonal Interest - Spring -
  • Summer
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil - - moderately fertile
  • Well drained, dry, poor to moderately fertile soil - will tolerate poor, dry soil
  • Tree Shape - Rounded to broadly spreading -
Robinia - Growing Guide
10m (33ft)
tree - guide for size not form Average Person
  10m (33ft)

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