Bristly Locust (Robinia hispida var. fertilis 'Arnot')

Botanical names:
Robinia hispida var. fertilis Accepted
Robinia fertilis Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Dry
Soil pH Preferences: Extremely acid (3.5 – 4.4)
Very strongly acid (4.5 – 5.0)
Strongly acid (5.1 – 5.5)
Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: 8 to 12 feet
Plant Spread: 6 to 10 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Fruit: Other: 2 to 5 inch long, bristly pods containing small, hard dark brown seeds.
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Pink
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Erosion control
Dynamic Accumulator: Nitrogen fixer
Resistances: Pollution
Drought tolerant
Salt tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Scarify seeds: Soak in warm water for 24 hours before sowing.
Depth to plant seed: Sow approximately 1/4 inch deep, keep moist but not overly wet.
Pollinators: Various insects
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil

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