Robinia pseudoacacia 'Frisia'
false acacia 'Frisia'
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
Ultimate heightHigher than 12 metres
Time to ultimate height20–50 years
Ultimate spread4–8 metres
MoistureMoist but well–drained, Well–drained
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
- Full sun
West–facing or East–facing or South–facing or North–facing
- Native to the UK
- Potentially harmful
- Harmful if eaten, skin irritant. Wear gloves and other protective equipment when handling
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
- Name status
How to grow
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 if not managed well
Propagate by seed sown in a cold frame in autumn
Suggested planting locations and garden types
- Low Maintenance
May be susceptible to honey fungus
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