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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
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
rose acacia bristly locust
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
R. hispida is a suckering deciduous shrub with bristly branches bearing pinnate leaves with oval leaflets, and short racemes of deep rose-pink flowers 3cm long in late spring and early summer
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect West-facing or South-facing
MoistureMoist but well-drained, Well-drained
SoilChalk, Sand, Loam
Time to ultimate height
Grow in full sun in moderately fertile, moist but well-drained soil in full sun. Can be wall-trained, tying in young growths when they are pliable. Shelter from strong winds, as the branches are brittle
Propagate by seed in containers in a cold frame in autumn. Propagate by root cuttings, or propagate by grafting in winter
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds Wall-side Borders
City & Courtyard Gardens Coastal Cottage & Informal Garden
Pruning Pruning group 1; prune in mid- to late-summer to prevent bleeding. Remove suckers in autumn
Pests Generally trouble free
Generally trouble free
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