Robinia hartwigii Koehne

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Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

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'Robinia hartwigii' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/robinia/robinia-hartwigii/). Accessed 2021-05-13.

Genus

Glossary

calyx
(pl. calyces) Outer whorl of the perianth. Composed of several sepals.
calyx
(pl. calyces) Outer whorl of the perianth. Composed of several sepals.
glandular
Bearing glands.
ovate
Egg-shaped; broadest towards the stem.
section
(sect.) Subdivision of a genus.

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Credits

Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

Recommended citation
'Robinia hartwigii' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/robinia/robinia-hartwigii/). Accessed 2021-05-13.

A deciduous shrub up to 12 ft high; young shoots, leaf-stalks, flower-stalks, and calyx all downy and furnished with stalked glands. Leaves up to 6 or 7 in. long, made up of eleven to twenty-three leaflets which are oval or inclined to ovate, 34 to 112 in. long, downy on both sides but more especially underneath, which is greyish. Flowers whitish to rosy purple, nearly 1 in. long including the stalk, densely borne in June and July twenty to thirty together on racemes up to 412 in. long including an inch or more of bare stalk at the base. Calyx downy, 38 in. long, bell-shaped with triangular to awl-shaped lobes. Pods oblong, 2 to 312 in. long, furnished with down and glandular bristles.

Native of the S.E. United States from N. Carolina to Alabama. This is one of the charming dwarf section of the robinias, its distinctive mark being the mixture of down and stalked glands on the young shoots and leaf-stalks. It was first named in 1913 but had been known in cultivation since 1904 at least. A bush originally obtained from the Arnold Arboretum flowered beautifully at Kew in July 1931. The species is worthy of wide cultivation.