Robinia pseudoacacia 'Frisia'

12 lt pot (1.5-1.8m) £79.99
available to order from autumn
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Buy Robinia pseudoacacia 'Frisia' false acacia 'Frisia': A magnificent tree with golden-yellow foliage

This tree is deciduous so it will lose all its leaves in autumn, then fresh new foliage appears again each spring.

  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: fertile, moist, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: fast-growing
  • Flowering period: June and July
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Glorious, almost fluorescent-yellow foliage, that turns yellow-green in summer, then orange-yellow in autumn, is accompanied by clusters of fragrant, white flowers in late-spring and early summer. A vigorous, broadly columnar tree (often with thorny shoots), it makes an excellent specimen for a sunny, sheltered garden.

  • Garden care: Shelter from strong winds. On established trees pruning is best kept to a minimum as large pruning cuts often don't heal well. Any necessary pruning should be tackled in mid- to late summer. Prone to suckering, it's best to avoid disturbing the roots as much as possible, and any suckers that do appear should be removed as soon as possible.

    • Harmful if eaten
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Eventual height & spread

Hi just planted robinia this year but something is eating the leaves is there any thing i can do


Hello, It is always difficult to advise the best course of action without first knowing what is causing the damage. Therefore I would advise going out at various times of the day (and night) and having a really good look for the culprits. Alternatively, you could spray the tree with a broad-based systemic insecticide at regular intervals.


Is it possible to keep the robinia as a small tree about 4-5 m? Regards, Liz Tong


Hello, These trees can tolerate a little light pruning, but hard pruning should be avoided. Therefore I would not recommend trying to keep them cut back too hard.


Robinia pseudacacia 'Frisia' - thorns? Hi I would like to purchase a Robinia pseudoacacia 'Frisia' but have noticed that some varieties have thorns on the branches. Can you tell me whether the variety you sell has thorns? Many thanks Emma

Emma Slack

Hello Emma, These may or may not have thorns, but as it is the nature of the plant to be variable we cannot guarantee if ours will develop thorns or not. I'm sorry not to be more help. Helen Plant Doctor

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Large Yellow Leaved and Deciduous Tree please... Dear Team, My large magnificent Robinia pseudoacacia has died and I read in the Hilliers newsletter that I am not alone. I need to fill the gap with something substantial, impressive and yellow, but I am advised, naturally, not to repeat with another Robinia pseudoacacia for fear of the same disease. I am impressed with your Catalpa big. 'Aurea'. Before I finalise the decision however, have you any other suggestions, please? Regards, Geoffrey

Hello Geoffrey, If you click on the following link it will take you to the few tress we sell that have yellow foliage I'm afraid though the best replacement will be determined by what might have killed your Robinia as some other plants may be susceptible too. I hope this helps. Helen Plant Doctor

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What's wrong with my Robinia? Hello, Please can you help. We planted this Robinia about 9 years ago, and it has been a lovely tree until last year when around June the leaves developed brown spots, and then fell continuously throughout summer. There was nothing left to fall off come Autumn. This year it has sprouted leaves close to the trunk. Please advise if we should take it out or prune it hard back. Is there a problem with the soil? Help! Thanks in anticipation. Rob

Rob Christmas

Hello Rob, Robinias are prone to a number of pests and diseases, some of them (like verticillium wilt and phytopthora) can be quite nasty. I am not sure what may have affected yours, but it sounds as though it has really had a set-back and I suspect the branches that dont have new shoots have suffered from dieback. The only way to check if they are alive is to get up into the tree and see if there are any signs of life. If you can gently scrape the branches and if it is green just below the bark, then it is still alive and the chances are good that it will put on new growth. I'm sorry not to be more help. Helen Plant Doctor

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How tall is the Robinia pseudoacacia 'Frisia'? I have finally plumped for the Robinia and am wondering what size the tree will be (height) if delivered in a 10 litre pot?

Vincent Connie - Snr MTO Radiotherapy Physics

This plant is sold in a 10 litre pot and is currently arround 1.2 - 1.5m tall.


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