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Robinia pseudoacacia Lace Lady

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Twisted stems makes for winter interest

A beautiful dwarf shrub with fresh green, lacy leaves which spill down like ringlets from twisted branches. It is bound to cause comment. The cut twigs are a good addition to flower arrangements.

Where?

Happiest in a sunny border or large container where it will give interest through the year - even the twisted twigs in winter are an outstanding feature.

How?

Keep well watered until established. For containers grow in loam based compost and water regularly through the summer. Please note that it is very late to start growing in the spring so don't worry if it is slow to show signs of life at winters end it will soon burst into life.

Plant details


In depth plant information

Property Value
Plant type Ornamental shrub
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available April - September
Season of interest Summer
Flowering June - August
Evergreen No
Plant height 210 cm - 250 cm
Plant width 205 cm - 250 cm
Fragrant flowers Yes
Hazardous All parts highly toxic if eaten
Attracts bees Yes
Attracts butterflies Yes
Plant height in 5 years 150 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. Remove the pot and position the plant in the hole, with the top of the rootball about level with the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year.

Planting site Coastal or drought resistant

Typically available

From April to September