Robinia x margaretta (syn. 'Pink Cascade') 'CASQUE ROUGE'

Robinia x margaretta (syn. 'Pink Cascade')
Robinia x margaretta (syn. 'Pink Cascade') 'CASQUE ROUGE'
black locust
SIZE/TYPE medium-sized tree
USUAL HEIGHT 5-8m
USUAL WIDTH 2-4m
LEAVES deciduous broadleaf
COLOUR OF LEAVES light green
FLOWERS showy
COLOUR OF FLOWERS deep 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
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Flowering trees always bring something extra to every garden. This locust confirms the fact. It is a controlled hybrid between robinia hispida var.kelsey and robinia pseudoacacia. One gave large size of flowers, the other added rich colour. Its origin is untraceable, the first mention was found in 1934 when it was sold in the USA as robinia x ambigua Pink Cascade, only then it travelled to Europe to be marketed as Casque Rouge.

Casque Rouge locust offers a stunning display of deep pink to fuchsia-purple flowers in mid spring. They are pea-like, formed in 15-20 cm long racemes. You can make the tree flower profusely again in mid summer by pruning it right after the first flowering in early summer. Locust blooms on new wood, too, so you will be able to enjoy its bright pink flowers again on hot summer days.

Pinnate leaves are mid green and continue emerging until autumn. Thanks to its new leaves the plant keeps its fresh looks all season long. The crown is pyramidal, quite regular in shape and light, providing enough filtered sunlight for plants living underneath. The tree seldom exceeds height of 8 meters. Branches are thorny.

Locust needs super-well-drained or dry soil, preferably poor. In wet or boggy soil it will most certainly die. Staking the trunk of a freshly planted tree is necessary for minimum of three years. Annual pruning reduces risk of wind damage. Fully hardy to min. -34°C, possibly more (USDA 4).

Last update 08-12-2008; 27-05-2018
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  • 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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