Robinia pseudoacacia 'Frisia'
false acacia 'Frisia'
'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
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
- All parts may cause severe discomfort if ingested. Wear gloves and wash hands after 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
Propagate by seed sown in a cold frame in autumn
Suggested planting locations and garden types
- Low Maintenance
Generally pest free
Generally disease free but in more recent years there have been Frisia dieback problems
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