Rose Locust / Pink Acacia Flower Robinia Hispida Fertilis Tree Shrub Seeds
The Rose Locust is a shrub or small tree native to the southeastern US. This beautiful pink-flowering variety is much less common than other Locust species. It blooms in huge drooping clusters of pea-like flowers that attract bees & butterflies.
In fall, the Rose Locust has interesting 2 – 5” ornamental bristly seed pods. The plants are woody & fast growing. They can grow to 12’ tall, but more typically grow to 6 - 8' tall. They are a legume, so can help your soil’s nitrogen levels.
This Locust also has traditional herbal/medicinal uses, & its tough wood is used for building.
Name: Rose Locust Other Common Names: Rose Acacia / Bristly Locust / Moss Locust Scientific Name: Robinia Hispida Var. Fertilis Color: Rose Pink Plant Seeds: When Soil Temp Warms to 70f Bloom Time: May - June Hardiness Zone: 5 - 9 Plant Height: 6 - 12' Plant Spacing: 8 - 10' Light Requirements: Sun Soil & Water Preferences: Average