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Idaho Locust Robinia x ambigua 'Idahoensis'

Phonetic Spelling
roh-BIN-ee-uh am-big-yoo-uh
This plant has low severity poison characteristics.
See below
Description

A flowering tree in the pea family.  Propagate by hardwood cuttings or sow seeds in the fall.  

Insects, Diseases, and Other Plant Problems:  Susceptible to aphids.  Fusarium, armillaria, and root rot can also be problems.

See this plant in the following landscape:
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#deciduous#fragrant flowers#drought tolerant#wildlife plants#pink flowers#nectar plant#playground#messy#children's garden#long lifespan#deciduous tree#bird friendly#butterfly friendly#problem for cats#problem for dogs#bee friendly#problem for horses
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#deciduous#fragrant flowers#drought tolerant#wildlife plants#pink flowers#nectar plant#playground#messy#children's garden#long lifespan#deciduous tree#bird friendly#butterfly friendly#problem for cats#problem for dogs#bee friendly#problem for horses
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Robinia
    Family:
    Fabaceae
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Seed
    Stem Cutting
    Wildlife Value:
    Attractive to bees, butterflies and birds.
    Play Value:
    Fragrance
    Dimensions:
    Height: 20 ft. 0 in. - 30 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 20 ft. 0 in. - 30 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Tree
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Erect
    Open
    Oval
    Spreading
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
    Maintenance:
    High
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Alkaline (>8.0)
    Neutral (6.0-8.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    Occasionally Dry
    Very Dry
    Available Space To Plant:
    12-24 feet
    24-60 feet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    4a, 4b, 5b, 5a, 6b, 6a, 7b, 7a, 8a, 8b, 9b, 9a
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Brown/Copper
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Fall
    Fruit Type:
    Legume
    Fruit Description:
    Seed is in the shape of a pod
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Pink
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Summer
    Flower Description:
    Rose mauve pea-like flowers. Showy, flowers in spring or summer. Perfect flowers (both female and male parts in the same flower).
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Deciduous Leaf Fall Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Bark:
    Bark Color:
    Dark Brown
    Light Brown
    Surface/Attachment:
    Furrowed
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Recreational Play Area
    Landscape Theme:
    Butterfly Garden
    Children's Garden
    Drought Tolerant Garden
    Pollinator Garden
    Design Feature:
    Screen/Privacy
    Attracts:
    Bees
    Butterflies
    Songbirds
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Drought
    Problems:
    Messy
    Problem for Cats
    Problem for Dogs
    Problem for Horses
  • Poisonous to Humans:
    Poison Severity:
    Low
    Poison Symptoms:
    Vomiting, depression, anorexia, weakness, difficulty breathing, diarrhea (bloody), death
    Poison Toxic Principle:
    Toxalbumins: phasin, robin and robitin (bark, leaves and seeds)
    Causes Contact Dermatitis:
    No