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Robinia sp., Locust
Robinia pseudoacacia

Robinia sp.

Locust
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Faboideae
Origin: Eastern United States
Can be used for bonsaiLarge shrub 5-10 ftBig tree > 20 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterPink flowersWhite/off-white flowersFragrantDeciduousAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Commonly known as "locusts", they are deciduous trees and shrubs growing 4-25 metres (13-82 ft) tall. The leaves are pinnate with 7-21 oval leaflets. The flowers are white or pink, in usually pendulous racemes. Many species have thorny shoots, and several have sticky hairs on the shoots.





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