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Robinia pseudoacacia 'Frisia' (False acacia 'Frisia')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
15m
Max height
8m
Max spread
20-50 years
To maturity
Low
Toxicity

Plant details

Botanical name

Robinia pseudoacacia 'Frisia'

Other names

False acacia 'Frisia'

Genus

Robinia Robinia

Variety or Cultivar

'Frisia' _ 'Frisia' is a bushy, large, deciduous tree with pinnate leaves, golden-yellow when young turning greenish-yellow later in summer, and often orange-yellow in autumn. Racemes of white, fragrant flowers in summer are followed by dark brown seed pods in autumn.


Robinia pseudoacacia 'Frisia' is: Deciduous

Fragrance

Flowers are fragrant.

Habit

Broadly columnar, Suckering, Upright

Toxicity

All parts of this plant will cause extreme discomfort if eaten.

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

White in Summer

Foliage

Yellow in Spring; Green in Summer; Yellow in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

General care

Pruning

Can be cut back hard. All pruning should be done in early autumn to prevent bleeding.

Propagation methods

Budding, Grafting


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Where to grow

Robinia pseudoacacia 'Frisia' (False acacia 'Frisia') will reach a height of 15m and a spread of 8m after 20-50 years.

Suggested uses

Drought Tolerant, Low Maintenance, Planted in groups, Specimen tree

Cultivation

Plant in moderately fertile soil in full sun. Will tolerate poor dry soils once established. Larger trees develop brittle branches with age.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Robinia pseudoacacia 'Frisia'

Other names

False acacia 'Frisia'

Genus

Robinia Robinia

Variety or Cultivar

'Frisia' _ 'Frisia' is a bushy, large, deciduous tree with pinnate leaves, golden-yellow when young turning greenish-yellow later in summer, and often orange-yellow in autumn. Racemes of white, fragrant flowers in summer are followed by dark brown seed pods in autumn.

Foliage

Deciduous

Fragrance

Flowers are fragrant.

Habit

Broadly columnar, Suckering, Upright

Toxicity

All parts of this plant will cause extreme discomfort if eaten.

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

White in Summer

Foliage

Yellow in Spring; Green in Summer; Yellow in Autumn

General care

Pruning

Can be cut back hard. All pruning should be done in early autumn to prevent bleeding.

Propagation methods

Budding, Grafting


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Robinia pseudoacacia 'Frisia' (False acacia 'Frisia') will reach a height of 15m and a spread of 8m after 20-50 years.

Suggested uses

Drought Tolerant, Low Maintenance, Planted in groups, Specimen tree

Cultivation

Plant in moderately fertile soil in full sun. Will tolerate poor dry soils once established. Larger trees develop brittle branches with age.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5, Zone 4, Zone 3

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