Robinia hispida

var. fertilis

Bristly Locust, Rose Acacia, Rose Locust

  • Robinia hispida var. fertilis

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Growing Info

Scarification: Soak in hot tap water, let stand in water for 24 hours,If seeds do not swell treat with boiling water
Stratification: none required
Germination: sow seed 1/4" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed|sow seed 1/4 deep, tamp the soil, keep moist, mulch the seed bed

Other: if boiling water treatment does not allow seed to imbibe, sulfuric acid treatment is required, innoculant could be used 

Introducing the Bristly Locust (Robinia hispida var. fertilis) – the best erosion control shrub for steep sloping sites with active erosion. Native to the southeastern United States, this shrub provides quick, woody, vegetative cover on droughty, critical areas needing stabilizing cover. With the ability to fix nitrogen in the soil, it excels in seedling vigor and can be used to stabilize soils with active rill and gully erosion. Ideal for surface mine spoil reclamation, industrial waste piles, roadbanks, and cuts and fills, the Bristly Locust adapts well to acid soils with a pH of 3.5 to 4.0 and alkaline soils of a pH 8.0. While it may not offer much in terms of wildlife food, it makes up for this with its attractive pink or pale purple blooms. However, it is not recommended for residential plantings or anywhere formal landscaping is desired. Check out this hardy shrub, and help stabilize the soil around you!

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