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ROBINIA pseudoacacia 'Frisia'

Commonly known as Golden acacia, Golden locust

Leaves golden yellow from spring to autumn.
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Available again from OCTOBER / NOVEMBER 2021 - Dispatch will take place anytime from early October through to late November as stock becomes available.
H/Std £65.00 each 

Delivery Information Available again from OCTOBER / NOVEMBER 2021
plant size comparison icon 10 to 15 Litre


  • Deciduous - leaves to 30cm (12in) long have up to 23 lance-shaped or elliptic, blunt leaflets. Foliage turns from yellow-green in summer to orange-yellow in autumn.
  • White
  • Height - 15m (49ft)
  • Spread - 8m (26ft)
  • Tree - fast-growing, suckering tree with usually spiny shoots. Produces flowers 2cm (¾in) long in pendent racemes to 20cm (8in) long, followed by smooth, dark-brown seed pods 10cm (4in) long.
  • 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
  • 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. Wildlife plant - nectar and pollen for insects.
  • Pests & Diseases - none.
  • Place of origin - eastern USA
  • Flower Shape - Racemes -
  • Hardiness - Fully hardy -
  • Leaf form - Pinnate - see photos above
  • Leaf margin - Entire - 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
  • Pruning group 4 - Suitable for: Deciduous trees and shrubs that flower on current year's growth or are grown for winter stem effect.
    Pruning: Hard prune to a low permanent framework.
    When: Annually in early Spring.

    RHS group 5, 6 & 7
  • Scented Plants - Scented flowers -
  • Seasonal Interest - Spring -
  • Summer
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil - - will tolerate poorer dry soils but important to shelter from cold winds - branches brittle
  • Tree Shape - Broadly columnar -
  • Wildlife - Bee friendly -
15m (49ft)
tree - guide for size not form Average Person
  8m (26ft)

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