Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Robinia hispida fertilis

Robinia fertilis
I’ve been wanting to reintroduce some of these shrubby Robinias for a long time – nobody seems to be doing them anymore but they’re a beautiful group (quite unlike the immense and frankly weedy black locust tree - R.pseudacacia) with lovely fresh green pinnate leaves and beautiful rosy pink pea flowers.
Robinia fertilis
The new shoots and seed pods are bristly red. Very classy.
Robinia fertilis seed pods
Medium-sized multi-stemmed shrubs, easy to grow in any well-drained soil in sun.

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