About This Plant

Robinia pseudoacacia ‘Frisia,’ commonly known as the Golden Locust or False Acacia ‘Frisia,’ is a popular deciduous tree celebrated for its striking golden foliage. Originating from North America, this cultivar belongs to the pea family (Fabaceae) and is well-regarded for its ornamental qualities. The tree typically reaches heights of 30 to 50 feet (9 to 15 meters) with a spreading, open canopy, making it a valuable shade tree.

The Story


The False Locust features pinnately compound leaves with a graceful appearance. Each leaf consists of several smaller leaflets arranged alternately along a central stem. The leaflets are oval-shaped and finely serrated along the edges.


False locust trees typically produce pea-like flowers rather than traditional fruits. These flowers are typically creamy white and appear in late spring to early summer, adding a touch of elegance to the tree’s overall aesthetic.
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