Light Needs:
Light needs: Full Sun
Full sun
Watering Needs:
Water needs: Moderate
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Average Landscape Size:
Average Landscape Size
Moderate growing to 15 ft. tall and wide.
Key Feature:
Key Feature
Year-round Interest
Blooms:
Flowering Time
Spring
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
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 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:
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.