Rose acacia (Robinia hispida)
Rose acacia (Robinia hispida) is a shrub that can grow 1.5m – 3m tall and 1.5m – 3m wide. In this growing guide we’ll learn the cultivation details and how to plant Rose acacia (Robinia hispida).
This plant has several common names including: rose acacia, bristly locust or moss locust.
This is a deciduous plant that takes 10-20 years to reach full maturity.
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Common name: rose acacia, bristly locust, moss locust
Scientific name: Robinia hispida
Plant type: Shrubs
Height: 1.5m – 3m
Spread: 1.5m – 3m
Sunlight: Full Sun
Soil: Chalk, Loam, Sand
Moisture: Moist but well drained, Well drained
Garden type: City & Courtyard Gardens, Coastal, Informal Garden
Planting type: Flower borders and bedding, Wall-side Borders
Shrubs are fundamental elements in any garden.
They add color and interest throughout the seasons with their wide variety of flowers, foliage, fruits, trunks and stems.
Whatever the size or style of your garden, the permanent woody structure or the foliage of evergreen shrubs will give the space shape and dimension.
How to plant
In this section we will learn how to plant Rose acacia (Robinia hispida), know its needs in terms of soil, watering and sun exposure.
Rose acacia (Robinia hispida) is not a demanding plant regarding the type of soil and can grow in chalk, loam or sand.
The chalky soil is pale and contains chunks of calcium-rich rock. It is a fertile and well-draining soil, almost always alkaline.
The loam soil is dark, rich in organic matter but balanced in minerals. It offers the best of all worlds, retaining enough water for the plants, but allowing excess moisture to drain away. This is the most desired type of garden soil, perfect for most plants.
Sandy soil is light, porous and very easy to drain. It is a soil poor in organic matter and nutrients. It is composed of relatively large mineral particles that allow water to drain quickly.
As for pH, it is a plant that grows ideally in soils with pH alkaline or neutral.
Regarding drainage, Robinia hispida likes to grow in moist but well drained or well drained soils.
Rose acacia (Robinia hispida) should be grown in full sun places.