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botanical name:
Robinia hispida
Robinia hispida © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Rose Acacia, Rose Locust, Bristly Locust
family:  Papilionaceae
characteristics: tree
height: 3.00m
width: 2.50m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: green
flower colour: pink
fruit colour: maroon
stem/bark: brown
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -29°C
USDA zone: 5 to 8
Large suckering shrub, also sometimes grown as a small tree by grafting onto a rootstock of R. pseudoacacia. Loose habit with brittle branches, green pinnate leaves with 7 to 13 small rounded leaflets. Fragrant, drooping clusters of rose-pink pea-shaped flowers in late spring and early summer. Bristly dark red-brown seed pods.

Best in moist, well drained fertile soil, but tolerates poor soils and drought. Full sun.

other notes:
Native to Southeastern USA

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