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This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
false acacia 'Frisia'
Robinia are vigorous suckering trees and shrubs, sometimes thorny, with pinnate leaves and racemes of pea-type flowers in early summer, sometimes followed by seed pods
'Frisia' is a bushy medium-sized deciduous tree with bright golden-yellow, pinnate leaves, which become vivid greenish-yellow in summer, orange-yellow in autumn. Seldom flowers freely
Toxicity All parts may cause severe discomfort if ingested
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect North-facing or East-facing or South-facing or West-facing
MoistureWell-drained, Moist but well-drained
SoilLoam, Sand, Clay, Chalk
pHAcid, Neutral, Alkaline
Higher than 12 metres
Time to ultimate height
Grow in moderately fertile soil; will tolerate poor dry soils. Larger trees develop brittle branches and suckering may be a problem; it has the potential to become a nuisance
Propagate by seed sown in a cold frame in autumn
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Drought Resistant Low Maintenance
Pruning Pruning group 1 or Pruning group 7; pruning should be done in late summer or early autumn to prevent bleeding; sucker removal if necessary, in autumn
Pests Generally pest free
Generally disease free but in more recent years there have been Frisia dieback problems
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false acacia 'Frisia'
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