Robinia hispida var. rosea (Robinia elliottii)

Robinia hispida var. rosea (Robinia elliottii)
Robinia hispida var. rosea (Robinia elliottii) 
hairy locust, rose acacia
SIZE/TYPE medium-sized shrub
USUAL HEIGHT 1.5-2m
USUAL WIDTH 1.5-2m
LEAVES deciduous broadleaf
COLOUR OF LEAVES light green
FLOWERS showy
COLOUR OF FLOWERS pink
BLOOMING TIME May - June
LOCATION full sun
USDA zone (lowest) 4   (down to -34°C)
WINTER PROTECTION  
FOR ZONE 5+6 Code of winter protection zone 5+6
FOR ZONE 7 Code of winter protection zone 7
BELONGS TO CATEGORIES Deciduous broadleaf
Summer blooms
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The original name of this shrub is hairy locust because of the twigs that are covered with bristly purplish-brown hairs.

Pea-like, rose-pink flowers are formed in short clusters and come out at the end of spring for 2-4 weeks. In hot and sunny summer it blooms for the second time at the end of July, in cold summers it may set fewer flowers throughout July and August. To make it bloom profusely again in August trim the new twigs to about half their size after the first flowering. Locust flowers on new branches so the plant will think it is time again to make a flower display.

Pinnate leaves are alternate, mid green, composed of oval to rounded individual leaflets, larger than on black locust. This is low growing shrub or tree, often grafted at the base or on half-standard, ideal for small gardens.

It needs almost no maintenance and is very easy. Just find it a location protected from strong wind since branches are fragile and can easily get broken. Use ordinary, preferably less fertile soil with sand and do not fertilize. It is drought tolerant and dislikes wet conditions. Fully hardy to -29°C (USDA zone 5).

Last update 02-02-2008.
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GLOSSARY
  • STANDARD QUALITY - Plants of this group are 1st class quality with number of branches and overall density adequate to their size and age, considering they were container grown.
  • DE LUXE QUALITY - This label guarantees a luxurious quality of manually selected plants that, compared to their height and age, are exceptionally dense and beautiful.
  • EXTRA - These plants are usually mature and bigger specimens with exceptional overall appearance.
  • STANDARD (as described in the plant form) means a tree with a trunk of 190-210 cm and a crown at the top, unless specified differently. The commercial size for trees is their girth measured in the height of 1m from ground.
  • HOBBY - These plants are of the same quality as our standard-quality plants but younger and therefore cheaper.
  • SHRUB - a woody plant with branches growing bushy from the ground level.
  • HALF-STANDARD or MINI-STANDARD - a small tree with shorter trunk, its size is usually specified.
  • FEATHERED - These are trees with branches growing already from the base of the trunk and up along the stem.
  • GRASSES and PERENNIALS - Sizes given usually read the diameter of the pot or the clump, as specified.
LARGE PLANTS over 150 cmspecimens, screening and hedging shrubs

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