• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Moderate growing to 15 ft. tall and wide.
    Key Feature:
    Year-round Interest
    Blooms:
    Spring
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:roh-BIN-i-a sew-doh-a-KAY-see-a
    Plant type:Tree
    Deciduous/evergreen:Deciduous
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Moderate growing to 15 ft. tall and wide.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Spring
    Flower color:White
    Flower attributesFragrant, Showy Flowers
    Garden styleContemporary
    Patent Act:Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
    Design IdeasWith its contorted branches and dwarf growth, this small shrub makes a novel planting in a container. Or plant it along a walkway for high visability.
  • Care
    Care Information
    Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Watering can be reduced after establishment. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.Pruning time: spring after flowering.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Sun
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    This tree of the pea family bears the unique flowers and nitrogen fixation of its leguminous clan. It is a New World genus of locusts conferred by Linnaeus in the 18th century to contain about eight species. He named it in honor of Jean and Vespacien Robin, herbalists to the king of France in 16th and 17th centuries. His species name for the plant suggests its similarity to the acacias, although this is a misnomer and does not resemble them at all. This species is native to much of the eastern United States from Pennsylvania to Georgia and east to Idaho and Oklahoma, but was planted well beyond this range by settlers for fast homestead shade and hardwood fence posts. In many regions it is so easy to naturalize it has invaded native ecosystems and is often mistaken for a local plant.