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Robinia pseudoacacia Frisia


False Acacia

Lime green leaves make this a really stunning specimen

A medium-sized tree with light, almost fluorescent leaves. In spring the leaves start golden-yellow, turn green-yellow as the summer progresses, and finally orange-yellow in autumn. Cascades of small scented white flowers cover the tree in the summer, followed by dark seed pods.


This plant needs full sun for best results and once established it is able to cope with dry conditions. Ideal in front of a larger trees or in a prominant location.


This plant likes moderately fertile soil but will tolerate poor dry soils.

Robinia Frisia is one of the fastest growing trees in the world.

Plant details

In depth plant information

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Plant type Ornamental tree
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available February - September
Season of interest Spring, Summer
Flowering March - August
Evergreen No
Plant height 1200 cm - 1500 cm
Plant width 400 cm - 800 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Hazardous All parts highly toxic if eaten
Attracts bees Yes
Attracts butterflies Yes
Plant height in 5 years 190 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H4

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Light exposure Full sun
Soil drainage Well drained, Medium
Planting instructions

Water the plant in its pot thoroughly before planting – give it a good soaking. Prepare the area by digging a hole twice the size of the pot. Dig compost into the base of the hole. Position the stake in the hole, on the side of the prevailing wind and drive it into the soil, to a depth of 60cm. The stake should be a third of the height of the tree, when planted. Remove the pot and position the plant in the hole close to the stake, with the rootball about level with the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Use two tree ties to secure the stem to the stake. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year. Check ties regularly and adjust them as the tree grows.

Planting site Coastal or drought resistant

Additional Information for Fruit, Veg and Bulbs

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Fruiting September - November

Typically available

From February to September