Robinia pseudoacacia ‘Frisia’

  • Other common names false acacia ‘Frisia’
  • Family Fabaceae
  • Genus Robinia are vigorous suckering trees and shrubs, sometimes thorny, with pinnate leaves and racemes of pea-type flowers in early summer, sometimes followed by seed pods
  • Details ‘Frisia’ is a bushy medium-sized deciduous tree with bright golden-yellow, pinnate leaves, which become vivid gr


How to grow

Cultivation Grow in moderately fertile soil; will tolerate poor dry soils. Larger trees develop brittle branches and suckering may be a problem; it has the potential to become a nuisance

Propagation Propagate by seed sown in a cold frame in autumn

Suggested planting locations and garden types Drought Resistant Low Maintenance

How to care

Pruning Pruning group 1 or Pruning group 7; pruning should be done in late summer or early autumn to prevent bleeding; sucker removal if necessary, in autumn

Pests Generally pest free

Diseases Generally disease free but in more recent years there have been Frisia dieback problems