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Robinia pseudoacacia 'Umbaculifera' is a fast growing deciduous tree with pinnate dark green leaves and a rounded growth habit. The dense habit gives a heavy shade beneath it. It has pendant racemes of pea like flowers in spring and early summer. It is a hardy tree that likes a sunny position in a well drained soil. It is very frost tolerant and moderately drought resistant once established. It copes well with windy sites and poor soils. It can be pruned to a smaller size if needed for smaller areas. Robinias are leguminous, meaning they fix nitrogen with their roots. They produce a useful wood, which is rot resistant.
The seeds, leaves and bark of this plant are poisonous.
The moptop Robinia is a grafted tree. It produces suckers readily, up to 15 metres away from the tree, and these need to be removed as they develop, as they have long sharp spines. Any damage to the root system will encourage suckering.
Flower colour: white
Flowering season: spring summer
The flowers are lightly fragrant
Maximum height: 6 metres
Minimum height: not specified
Maximum width: 4 metres
Minimum width: not specified
This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
High frost tolerance.
Plant is not salt tolerant.
This plant species will grow in the following climates: cool, temperate, subtropical, arid.
Loam: dry, moist, well-drained.
Clay: moist, well-drained.
Sand: moist, well-drained.
Soil pH: 5.0-8.0
Planting season: Winter if bare rooted, anytime if potted.
Types of fertiliser: Good general purpose fertiliser.