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Robinia Hillieri
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Robinia x slavinii 'Hillieri'


Description: A small spiny tree with a rounded head and delicate, pale green, pinnate (feather-like) leaves. Lilac-pink, Wisteria like, pendulous and fragrant blooms are borne in late spring.

History: Bred by Hillier nursery in Hampshire about 1930. Received the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit in 2002.

Robinia Growing Tips: Grows in moderately fertile, dry-well-drained soil. Position in full sun or dappled shade, sheltered from cold winds.

Height and Spread (after 10 years): 3m x 2m

General attributes

Award-winning Award-winning
Text Green Foliage
Text Bushy

Ornamental attributes

Small tree size after 10 years Small tree size after 10 years
Flowering month - May Flowering month - May
Scented flowers Scented flowers
Prefers acid soil Prefers acid soil
Needs well draining site Needs well draining site
Drought tolerant Drought tolerant
Needs sheltered site Needs sheltered site
Needs full sun Needs full sun