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Robinia pseudoacacia 'Frisia'

Robinia pseudoacacia 'Frisia'

Photo Locations: Strybing Arboretum - San Francisco, CA

General Notes

Branches don't droop but are susceptible to breakage.

Has fragrant Flower.

Has thorns.

Family: Fabaceae

Additional Common Names


Tree Characteristics

Oval Shape.

Has Deciduous foliage.

Height: 30 - 50 feet.

Width: 30 - 40 feet.

Growth Rate: 24 or More Inches per Year.

Leaves Pinnately Compound Odd, Yellow, Gold, Deciduous.

Flowers Showy. Fragrant White. Flowers in Spring. Has perfect flowers (male and female parts in each flower).

Persistent, Red or Black Pod, Large (1.50 - 3.00 inches), fruiting in Summer or Fall Wildlife use it.

Shading Capacity Rated as Low to Moderately Low in Leaf.

Shading Capacity Rated as out of Leaf.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

Sunset Zones 1 - 24.

USDA Hardiness Zones 4 - 8.

Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.

Well Drained Soil.

Loam or Sand Texture.

Acidic to Alkaline Soil pH.

Pests & Disease Information

Susceptible to Borer and Leaf Miner, Canker, Leaf Spot and Powdery Mildew.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

Root Damage Potential Rated as High.

Attracts Birds and Mammals.

Wildlife use Fruit.

Special Uses & Values

Specimen or Shade Tree.

Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Robinia pseudoacacia 'Frisia' Tree Record." 1995-2019. Feb 23, 2019.
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