Robinia pseudoacacia 'Frisia'

Golden Robinia


An attractive, deciduous, medium sized tree with an ovate to rounded shape. The upright branching supports softly weeping, golden-green, pinnate leaves that provide dappled shade during Summer. The golden foliage colour intensifies during Autumn, and red thorns, produced in the leaf axils, provide further colour contrast. During early Summer, sparsely produced creamy-white flowers are presented in racemes and these are followed by flat, brownish-black pods. The tree prefers full sun and a moist, well-drained soil but can adapt to a wide range of soils and site conditions including heat, moderate drought, air pollution, coastal areas and poor/slightly saline soils. Appreciates good water to establish but dislikes wet feet. Needs protection from strong winds as branches can be brittle. Good for parks and large gardens where the spectacular colour is highly regarded.


DimensionsHeight: 6 to 10m, Width: 6m
Aspect Full sun
OriginNorth America
Pests & diseasesUnderstock has propensity to sucker. Borers
Typical sizes400mm, 25ltr, 100ltr

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