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False Acacia, Black Locust

Suitable for any normal soil and position and the following 
Ultimate Height80ft (24m)Exposed/WindyNo
Hedge Height5-10ft (1.5-3m)Damp ShadeNo
Av. Growth/Year*1-1.5ft (30-45cm)Dry ShadeNo
Wet SitesNo
NativeNoCoastal AreasNo
EvergreenNoChalky SoilNo

Av. Growth/Year* = Average growth per year in first 10-20 years, click here for more details.
Warning: Some parts of this plant are poisonous.

ROBINIA PSEUDOACACIA (False Acacia, Black Locust)
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Excellent fast growing thorny barrier. Young branches bear short, sharp hooked spines, which help protect it from grazing stock. Pale green lush foliage turns a good yellow in autumn. Large pendulous bunches of pea-like, fragrant white flowers in June which are attractive to bees. Tolerant of atmospheric pollution. Deciduous.
HEDGE Trim in winter and after flowering, if necessary. For hedges 5-10ft (1.5-3m). Plant 2ft (60cm) apart.
TREE 30ft x 15ft (9m x 4.6m) in 20 years, ultimate height 80ft (24m).

 Price per plant for

Calculate how many plants required for a length of hedge

 Tr 3-4ft
2.491.991.841.60 Bare rooted stock will be available
from Nov., see below/right.

Tr = Transplanted, click here for more details.

We can only sell bare-rooted plants when they are dormant. This is later this year than normal due to the mild weather.


Please enter length of hedge you require below. The number of plants and price for these will then be shown on the right hand side.

Length of Hedge

Planting Distance2ft/60cm
No Plants 
Tr  3-4ft

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