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Robinia ‘Twisty Baby’

False acacia

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Features

  • BloomsMay to June
  • Height9m
  • Growth HabitUpright hemi-spherical
  • Flower ColourWhite, pink, purple
  • Leaf ColourLight green

Description

Robinia ‘Twisty Baby’ (False acacia). There are about 20 species of deciduous shrubs and trees in this genus. Some will grow about 24m tall. They will produce pinnate leaves with small oval leaflets, which will sometimes turn yellow in the autumn. They will produce pendulous sprays of pink, purple or white pea-shaped fragrant blooms in late spring and early summer. The fruits are flat and pod-like.

Characteristics

Deciduous, Fragrant

Other common names

Locust tree

Origin

U.S.A

Interest and use

Grown for their foliage and clusters of pea-like flowers.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Poor quality
  • Soil pH5.0 to 7.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

They are fully hardy and will need a sunny position which is sheltered from strong winds. You can grow in any but waterlogged soil. Branches are brittle and may be damaged by strong winds.

Propagation

Seed or suckers in autumn or by root cuttings in winter.

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