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Bristly Locust (Robinia hispida)

About Bristly Locust

Bristly Locust is a Shrub. Shrubs are woody perennial plants with multiple stems, generally shorter than a tree.

Plant Names (Nomenclature)

Common Plant Name Bristly Locust
Scientific Plant Name Robinia hispida
Other Common Names Mossy Locust
Other Scientific Names
Common Family Name Bean
Scientific Family Name Fabaceae

Origin

Native Status Kansas Introduction Native Species: Native to the United States, Introduced to Kansas

Growth Characteristics

Growth Habit/Form Shrub Shrubs are woody perennial plants with multiple stems, generally shorter than a tree.
Life Span Woody Woody plants have woody stems that grow more than a year.
Maximum Height 6.0 feet height in feet
Maximum Spread 6.0 feet width in feet
Flower Color Violet, colors of the flowers
Flowering Season May - June typical months to expect blooms
Reproduction Vegetative methods of reproduction

Growth Requirements

Sun Exposure Full Sun Part Sun Full Sun: direct sun 8 or more hours of the day
Part Sun: direct sun 4 to 8 hours of the day; about half a day of sun
Shade: direct sun 0 to 4 hours of the day
Soil Moisture Moist to Drained Wet: Soil is soggy or marshy
Moist: Soil tends to stay moist and rarely dries out
Medium: Average soil moisture, little or now slope
Drained: Soil is well drained, never soggy; medium slope
Dry: Soil is dry, often typical of rocky soil; steep slope

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