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Order: Fabales
   Family: Fabaceae
            Genus: Robinia
                        Specie: hispida

Planting Season: Deciduous

Height at Maturity: 10 ft (3 m)

Cultivation: Well-drained soil

Features: Dark green leaflets, gray-green beneath; magenta-purple flowers

Uses: Specimen shrub Mixed shrubbery

Zones: 5-9

Description: This large shrub from southeastern USA grows dense and bushy, forming a thicket of suckers and eventually reaching 10?ft (3?m) tall and at least as wide, unless trimmed. Its branches are covered in red bristles that can stick in the skin and cause irritat

Growth Habit: Branching suckering habit


Growth: Perennial, multi-stemmed woody plant that is usually less than 4 to 5 meters (13 to 16 feet) in height. Shrubs typically have several stems arising from or near the ground, but may be taller than 5 meters or single-stemmed under certain environmental cond

Growth: Perennial, woody plant with a single stem (trunk), normally greater than 4 to 5 meters (13 to 16 feet) in height; under certain environmental conditions, some tree species may develop a multi-stemmed or short growth form (less than 4 meters or 13 feet in

Duration: Perennial

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