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Robinia pseudoacacia ‘Frisia’
Robinia pseudoacacia ‘Frisia’

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Zone
Zones 2A, 2B, 3A, 3B, 7-11, 14, 18-24
Full Sun
Full
Minimal Water
Minimal
Toxicity
Bark, leaves, and seeds are poisonous if ingested.

Robinia neomexicana

Desert Locust
Fabaceae (Leguminosae)
Deciduous, Shrubs, Trees

ROBINIA

These fairly fast-growing trees are well adapted to hot, dry regions. Leaves are divided like feathers into many roundish leaflets. Clusters of white or pink, sweet pea–shaped flowers bloom from midspring to early summer, followed by bean-like pods about 4 in. long.

Locust trees tolerate poor soil and can get by on little or no water, but they do have some drawbacks: their wood is brittle, roots are aggressive, and the plants often spread by suckers.

Robinia neomexicana

Native from California’s mountains to Arizona and New Mexico, this thorny plant usually grows to about 6 ft. tall and wide, but can become a 30-ft. tree. It produces drooping, 6-in. clusters of inch-wide pink flowers.

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