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Robinia x margaretta Pink Cascade

False acacia

Unusual cascades of pink flowers in mid-summer

A beautiful tree that will add an exotic look to your garden in early summer when the flowers are crowded onto the branches. Young leaves are bronze-green and mature to deep green through summer before turning yellow in autumn and falling for the winter.

Where?

Happiest in a sunny position, away from cold winds. Makes a great focal point in a border, as a specimen in a lawn or at the end of a path.

How?

Add well rotted manure or garden compost to the soil when planting. Water well in dry spells and stake your tree until it has established. 

Plant details


In depth plant information

Property Value
Plant type Ornamental tree
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available April - September
Season of interest Summer
Flowering June - June
Evergreen No
Plant height 500 cm - 750 cm
Plant width 500 cm - 600 cm
Fragrant flowers Yes
Attracts bees Yes
Attracts butterflies No
Plant height in 5 years 300 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H4

Will perform best in these conditions

Property Value
Soil type Chalk, Clay, Sand, Loam
Light exposure Full sun
Soil drainage Well drained, Moist
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 Cottage garden, Flower border and beds, Coastal or drought resistant

Check store availability

12 litre pot £44.99 Check Stock

Typically available

From April to September