Robinia Frisia Locust Trees – Robinia Pseudoacacia

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Robinia pseudoacacia, more commonly known as the Black Locust or False Acacia, is a notable species of flowering plants in the pea family, Fabaceae. ‘Frisia’, a variety of Black Locust, is renowned for its striking golden-yellow foliage, which adds a splash of bright color to landscapes, making it unique among many trees native to the UK. It’s not native to the UK but is frequently cultivated in parks and gardens.

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Robinia pseudoacacia, more commonly known as the Black Locust or False Acacia, is a notable species of flowering plants in the pea family, Fabaceae. ‘Frisia’, a variety of Black Locust, is renowned for its striking golden-yellow foliage, which adds a splash of bright color to landscapes, making it unique among many trees native to the UK. It’s not native to the UK but is frequently cultivated in parks and gardens.

This deciduous tree grows rapidly, reaching heights between 10 to 25 meters. With an average lifespan of 30-50 years, it’s relatively short-lived for a tree but makes up for it with its vigorous growth and vibrant presence. Its growth speed is generally fast, making it a suitable choice for quick landscape transformation.

A distinctive feature of Robinia ‘Frisia’ is its stunning, fragrant white flowers. Blooming in late spring or early summer, these cascading racemes provide a visual spectacle and a sweet aroma that permeates the surroundings. These flowers then give way to smooth brown seed pods, reminiscent of pea pods, which persist into winter.

In a British garden design, the golden foliage of Robinia ‘Frisia’ offers an eye-catching contrast to the more common greens, blues, and silvers of the typical UK flora. Its tall and upright growth habit makes it a suitable choice as a specimen tree or for creating vertical interest in mixed borders. Furthermore, the tree’s late leaf emergence in spring allows early-flowering plants at its base to enjoy the benefit of full sun before the canopy leafs out.

Robinia ‘Frisia’ offers substantial benefits to wildlife. Its fragrant flowers are a rich nectar source, attracting bees and other pollinating insects. Birds find the tree’s dense crown attractive for nesting and shelter.

Despite its non-native status, Robinia pseudoacacia has naturalized in many parts of the UK, especially in urban areas and along transport corridors where it has been planted for ornamental purposes. It prefers well-drained, fertile soils and a sunny position.

One interesting fact about Black Locust is that it’s a nitrogen-fixing tree, meaning it can improve the quality of the soil in which it grows. The wood is also prized for its hardness and durability, making it useful for posts, furniture, and flooring.

In conclusion, Robinia ‘Frisia’ is a dazzling addition to the landscape with its golden-yellow foliage, fragrant white flowers, and its ability to attract wildlife. Its preference for sunny spots and well-drained soils makes it a versatile and low-maintenance choice for many British gardens.

Style

Full Standard, Boxhead, Feathered, Multi Stem, Pleached, Half Standard Pleached, Umbrella, Half Standard, Espalier, Mini Standard, Ball, Cone, Spiral, Cube, Cloud Form, Cube Spiral, Cube Multiball, Cube Ball Cone, Pom-pom, Lollipop, Archway, Twisted Stem, Triple Lollipop, Multiball 2, Multiball 3, Dome, Cylinder, Pyramid, Cylindrical Dome, Twisted Stem, Unique, Bonsai, Instant Hedge, Instant Screen, Hedging Plants, Young Tree

Root Type

Pot Grown, Rootball, Bare Root

Height

15-30cm, 30-50cm, 50-70cm, 70-90cm, 90-110cm, 110-130cm, 130-150cm, 150-170cm, 170-200cm, 200-230cm, 230-250cm, 250-270cm, 270-300cm, 300-350cm, 350-400cm, 400-450cm, 450-500cm, 500-600cm, 600-700cm, 700-800cm, 10-20cm, 20-30cm, 30-40cm, 40-50cm, 50-60cm, 60-70cm, 70-80cm, 80-90cm, 90-100cm, 100-110cm, 110-120cm, 120-130cm, 130-140cm, 140-150cm

Stem Girth

4-6cm, 6-8cm, 8-10cm, 10-12cm, 12-14cm, 14-16cm, 16-18cm, 18-20cm, 20-22cm, 22-24cm, 24-26cm, 26-28cm, 28-30cm, 30-35cm, 35-40cm, 40-45cm, 45-50cm, 50-60cm, 60-70cm, N/A, 20-25cm, 25-30cm

Foliage Type

Deciduous

Origin

Not Native

Water Requirement

Moderate Watering

Growth Height

Small Growing

Growth Speed

Fast Growth

Costal Growing

No

Conifer?

No

Flowering?

Yes

Thornes?

0

Toxic?

0

Colourful Foliage?

0

Drought Tolorant?

0

Hard Wood Cutbacks?

0

Fragrant

0

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STANDARD DELIVERY TYPES

Box/Parcel – Used for plants sized 0-70cm, costs £12. Order £100 worth of plants of that size to qualify for free delivery! Parcel deliveries are always sent for next day delivery unless otherwise specified.

Pallet – Used for plants sized 71-230cm, costs £60. Order £350 worth of plants to qualify for free pallet delivery! We always send our pallets for next day delivery, unless requested otherwise.

Private Van – Used for plants sized 231cm and taller, costs £60. Order £350 worth to get free private van delivery!

In all cases you can request a private van delivery, where your plants are delivered by us. Upon your request we can re-evaluate your delivery fee and let you know of the delivery time.

Please note, for pallet and box deliveries we use third party companies to deliver the goods. Not often, but occasionally some delays may happen due to unforeseen circumstances, which are out of our control. For this reason, we ask you to never book gardeners, contractors, or other industry professionals for the estimated delivery date. Please do not book days off work or cancel other commitments specifically for your plant delivery to avoid disappointment.

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Specialized Delivery

If you have any special requirements regarding your delivery, please add it to your order notes or call us on 01603 327269. Always include any delivery restrictions into your order note so appropriate vehicles and good carriers can be used to deliver your plants.

Please note that we currently are unable to deliver to Northern Ireland and The Republic of Ireland due to Brexit rules and regulations.

For more delivery information refer to our terms and conditions here.

 

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