False Locust

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 Appearance

A medium-sized deciduous tree with a rounded crown and pinnate leaves. It produces clusters of white, pea-like flowers in late spring.


The Produce

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.


The Flowers

Produces clusters of white, pea-like flowers in late spring.


The Leaves

Each leaf consists of several smaller leaflets arranged alternately along a central stem.


The Bark

The bark is gray and deeply furrowed, becoming rough with age.


The Habitat

Prefers well-drained soils and full sun. Commonly found in gardens and parks.


The Ecology

Provides habitat and food for various wildlife, including pollinators. The flowers are particularly attractive to bees.


The Culture

Valued for its ornamental flowers and timber. Often planted in gardens and parks.


Fun Facts

False Locust is known for its attractive flowers and its ability to fix nitrogen in the soil, improving soil fertility.

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