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Robinia (Standard)

Robinia pseudoacacia 'Umbraculifera' | False Acacia, Black Locust

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Specially selected for its 'mop head' growth habit

Forms a ball of lush foliage on a clear stem

Pendants of fragrant white flowers followed by black seedpods

Some parts of this variety are edible - Don't forget to check out our Edible Flowers Guide

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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.

Height Up to 150cm (60in)
Spread Up to 100cm (39in)

Hardy Tree

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1 robinia plant in 3 litre pot (V41341)

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.

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes, etc. are delivered at the appropriate time for planting or potting on. Delivery times will be stated on the product page above, or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

Orders for packets of seed incur a delivery charge of £2.99.

Orders which include any other products will incur a delivery charge of £4.99.

Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products, a maximum delivery charge of £6.99 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.

Large items may incur a higher delivery charge - this will be displayed in your shopping basket.

Please see our Delivery page for further details, and more information on different charges that may apply to certain destinations.

For more information on how we send your plants please visit our Helpful Guide on plant sizes.

Van Meuwen strives to ensure that all its plants are delivered to you in the perfect condition for planting. Sadly, the time it takes to deliver to certain locations in the UK means that we can't guarantee this, so regretfully we are unable to ship live plants to the following areas: HS, IV41-IV49, IV51, IV55-56, KW15-KW17, PA34, PA41-48, PA60-PA78, PA80, PH40-PH44, TR21-TR24, ZE1-ZE3

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