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Robinia pseudoacacia 'Frisia'

Black Locust

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Scientific Name Robinia pseudoacacia 'Frisia'
Principal Common Name Black Locust
Common Name(s)
Description A small to medium flowering tree with open branching habit and thorns. The foliage has compound leaves with 7-19 leaflets. This cultivar has new growth is orange maturing to yellow and turning greener as the summer gets hotter. The thorns and new stems are red.
General Comments The cultivar 'Frisia' is grown for the foliage color. Robinia is a very hard wood tree and often used for fence posts as they are resistant to rot.
Nativity Eastern/Central US
Height Range 50 - 0 FT
Spread Range 25 - 0 FT
Flower Showy Y
Sunset Zones 1 : 2 : 3 : 4 : 5 : 6 : 7 : 8 : 9 : 10 : 11 : 12 : 13 : 14 : 15 : 16 : 17 : 18 : 19 : 20 : 21 : 22 : 23 : 24
USDA Zones
Leaf Color Yellow
Leaf Texture Fine
Form Small Tree
Flower Color White
Flower Time Spring : Summer
Ease of Growing Easy
Light Preferences Sun (minimum 8 hours direct sun)
Soil Preferences Any : Poor
Watering Preferences None : Sparse
Outstanding Features Attracts Bees : Color : Drought tolerant : Foliage : Form : Fragrance : Poor Soil tolerant : Wood

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