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botanical name:
Robinia pseudoacacia
Robinia pseudoacacia © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  False acacia, Black locust
family:  Papilionaceae
characteristics: tree
height: 20.00m
width: 12.00m
growth rate: fast
growth habit: broad headed
leaf colour: green
flower colour: white
fruit colour: light brown
stem/bark: grey-brown
main season: Summer
poison symbol poisonous or irritant
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, clay soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -29°C
USDA zone: 5 to 9
Adaptable, tough tree tolerant of drought and pollution. Spiny shoots and pinnate leaves with small round leaflets. Rugged, deeply fissured bark. Often suckers. Slightly fragrant, creamy-white pea-like flowers are produced in drooping clusters from late spring.

Best in fertile moist, well drained soil but tolerant of poor soils and periods of drought. Dislikes very wet or waterlogged conditions.

Can be pruned if required, preferably in autumn.

Commonly planted in urban areas.

other notes:
Native to the eastern USA but inow naturalised in many parts of Europe. Introduced to France in 1601.
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