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Uses

Edible uses

There are no edible uses listed for Robinia fertilis.

Material uses

Plants produce an extensive suckering root system and can be used for soil stabilization on banks etc.
There are no material uses listed for Robinia fertilis.

Medicinal uses(Warning!)

There are no medicinal uses listed for Robinia fertilis.

Ecology

Ecosystem niche/layer

Ecological Functions

Earth stabiliser


Nitrogen fixer

Forage

Nothing listed.

Shelter

Nothing listed.

Propagation

Seed - pre-soak for 48 hours in warm water and sow the seed in late winter in a cold frame[1]. A short stratification improves germination rates and time[1]. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle and grow them on in the greenhouse for their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in the following summer. The seed remains viable for over 10 years in normal storage[2]. Suckers taken during the dormant season.

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Cultivation

Succeeds in any soil, preferring one that is not too rich[3][4]. Requires a well-drained soil, succeeding on dry barren sites[4]. Plants are tolerant of drought and atmospheric pollution[4].

The branches are brittle and very liable to wind damage[4]. When plants are grown in rich soils they produce coarse and rank growth which is even more liable to wind damage[5][4]. Plants sucker freely, the suckers have vicious thorns. Any pruning should be done in late summer in order to reduce the risk of bleeding[4]. Hardy to at least -20°c. This species is very closely allied to R. hispida and scarcely merits specific rank. A very greedy tree, tending to impoverish the soil. Plants in this genus are notably resistant to honey fungus[4].

This species has a symbiotic relationship with certain soil bacteria, these bacteria form nodules on the roots and fix atmospheric nitrogen. Some of this nitrogen is utilized by the growing plant but some can also be used by other plants growing nearby[4].

Crops

Problems, pests & diseases

Associations & Interactions

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Polycultures & Guilds

There are no polycultures listed which include Robinia fertilis.

Descendants

Cultivars

Varieties

None listed.

Subspecies

None listed.

Full Data

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Taxonomy
Binomial name
Robinia fertilis
Genus
Robinia
Family
Leguminosae
Imported References
Edible uses
Medicinal uses
Material uses & Functions
Botanic
Propagation
Cultivation
Environment
Cultivation
Uses
Edible uses
None listed.
Material uses
None listed.
Medicinal uses
None listed.
Functions & Nature
Provides forage for
Provides shelter for
Environment
Hardiness Zone
5
Heat Zone
?
Water
moderate
Sun
full sun
Shade
no shade
Soil PH
Soil Texture
Soil Water Retention
Environmental Tolerances
  • Drought
Ecosystems
Native Climate Zones
None listed.
Adapted Climate Zones
None listed.
Native Geographical Range
None listed.
Native Environment
None listed.
Ecosystem Niche
None listed.
Root Zone Tendancy
None listed.
Life
Deciduous or Evergreen
Herbaceous or Woody
Life Cycle
Growth Rate
Mature Size
2 x meters
Fertility
?
Pollinators
Flower Colour
?
Flower Type












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