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Robinia (Standard)

Robinia pseudoacacia 'Umbraculifera', False Acacia, Black Locust

Hardy Tree

Specially selected for its 'mop head' growth habit, this cultivar forms a ball of lush foliage on a clear stem. Pendants of fragrant white flowers followed by black seedpods adorn this attractive tree in summer. This hardy deciduous specimen is ideal for borders and large patio containers, and will even survive in poor, dry soils. Particularly effective when planted as an avenue along driveways or grown as a garden screen. Height supplied: 60cm (24"). Pot grown plant supplied.

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Culinary information: The flowers have a pleasantly fragrant aroma and can be used in jams or desserts such as pancakes. They can also be infused into a drink. For more details about edible flowers click here.

Ideal For:
patio, specimen plant, wildlife gardens
Flowering Period:
May, June
full sun
    • 1 robinia plant in 3 litre pot

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Caution: Harmful if eaten. Plant Robinia in sheltered borders in full sun, in any well drained garden soil. Add plenty of well rotted manure to improve heavy clay or light sandy soils. Alternatively grow Robinia standards in large patio containers in soil based compost such as John Innes No. 3.
Feed and water container grown plants regularly. As plants increase in size they will require repotting into increasingly larger pots. Prune stems in late summer, removing any damaged stems and shaping the head of the standard to a spherical shape. Remove any suckering shoots that appear at the base of the plant to maintain a clear stem. In autumn, apply a mulch of well rotted manure or garden compost to the base of border grown plants.
We will do our best to ship your plants or bulbs to you at the ideal time for planting as stated against each product. We recommend that you prepare your soil, planting beds or patio containers ahead of time so you are ready to plant out, or pot on, just as soon as your order arrives. You will find the name of the variety printed on the top line of the address label on your package. Please ensure that you open the packaging immediately and carefully read through the instruction leaflet provided. For greatest success, please pot on or plant out as soon as possible, following the cultural instructions enclosed with your order.
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