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Are Robinia trees fast-growing?

Are Robinia trees fast-growing?

Fast-growing tree with an irregular oval to rounded, transparent crown. Height 20 – 25 m, width approx. 12 – 18 m.

What does a Robinia plant look like?

Commonly known as locusts, they are deciduous trees and shrubs growing 4–25 metres (13–82 ft) tall. The leaves are pinnate with 7–21 oval leaflets. The flowers are white or pink, in usually pendulous racemes. Many species have thorny shoots, and several have sticky hairs on the shoots.

How high does Robinia grow?

Robinia hispida, the Rose acacia, is more of a shrub than a small tree and grows to only 8-10ft with a similar spread. The flowers are rose pink in 5in long racemes and the stems are extremely bristly or spiny.

Are Robinia Frisia invasive?

The modern cultivars are generally less invasive than the typical form of this species and the two most popular of these are golden locust (Robinia pseudoacacia ‘Frisia’), with yellowish-green leaves, and mop top robinia (Robinia pseudoacacia ‘Umbraculifera’).

Do Robinia trees lose their leaves?

During the last few years, there have been many reports to RHS Gardening Advice of Robinia pseudoacacia ‘Frisia’ failing to come fully into leaf in spring. Some reports suggest that the leaves tend to lose their leaflets but the leaf rib remains on the tree. The tree commonly fails to recover and ultimately dies.

When should you prune a Robinia tree?

Robinia pseudoacacia Frisia can be pruned at virtually any time of the year – though traditionally they are pruned in the dormant season. It is sometimes better to prune when they are in full leaf, for then you can see the problem areas better. There is no set ‘way’ for pruning Robinia Frisia.

Is Robinia an evergreen?

The Robinia pseudoacacia ‘Frisia’ is also known as Black Locust. This Fabaceae has got a maximum height of approximatly 1200 centimetres. The Robinia pseudoacacia ‘Frisia’ is not evergreen.

Is Robinia an evergreen tree?

The Robinia pseudoacacia ‘Frisia’ is not evergreen.

How long does a Robinia tree live?

Planted over 250 years ago and now supported by metal bands, this tree is expected to live for at least another 50 years.

Are Robinia tree roots invasive?

Golden Robinia This tree is best planted in large gardens due to its invasive and fast-growing root system. Golden Robinia trees also have thorns and brittle branches which can be a safety hazard. Moreover, this tree grows rapidly that it requires frequent maintenance and pruning.

Is Robinia a hardy?

Conditions: Full sun, any aspect, sheltered from strong winds. Habit: Bushy, fast growing, suckering. Type: Medium-sized deciduous tree. Hardiness: Hardy in UK.