Mop Top Robinia – Plant Profile and Landscaping Uses
Used widely as a street tree Robinia pseudoacacia or the Mop Top Robinia is a deciduous tree with attractive green foliage is fast growing and withstands poor soils and poor air quality. Will grow to approx 5m, often used under power lines. Tolerant of poor soil and reasonably drought tolerant. Root system is vigorous.
Nearly all Mop Tops sold are grafted, and many will reach between 2-5m depending on the graft, however un grafted species are capable of reaching up to 15m.
These are the classic ‘ball on a stick’ tree, a rounded top on a straight trunk. Excellent in positions where the root systems will not be disturbed. In positions where the root systems are disturbed they tend to sucker.
A number of varieties are available including
Once established they require little care other than pruning on occasions to maintain the nice dense head. Full sun is best. Stake young trees until the trunk becomes strong and thick. Regarded as drought tolerant once established.
Prune every 2-3 years to maintain shape, often used in formal gardens and in commercial landscaping.
- Popular as small ornamental street trees and are usually a grafted standard tree reaching 4-5m. The botanical name is Robinia pseudoacacia ‘Umbraculifera’ (Moptop or Mophead Robinia)
- A very useful small tree for street or garden planting.
- They tend to easily maintain their natural globe shaped crown nice deep green foliage.
- Once established will reach a spread of 5 metres providing nice shade in summer good golden autumn color.
WHOLESALE MOP TOP ROBINIA ARE AVAILABLE FROM THE FOLLOWING PARTICIPATING NURSERIES
111 Stanhope Road Theresa Park NSW 2570
Offering a variety of sun hardy Australian natives and exotic trees, shrubs, groundcover's and perennials from semi advanced through to super advanced and semi-mature stock.
55 McDougal Rd Neerim South Victoria 3831 PH: (03) 56281507
Advanced ornamental trees and garden designs and concept plans. Direct to your property combined with specialist knowledge and outstanding service.
1750 Westernport Rd Heath Hill VIC 3981
Australias largest grower of semi advanced native and deciduous trees. .9 - 2.6mts high. Supplying councils, developers and landscapers. Includes Acacia implexa, acacia melanoxlylon.
WINTER HILL TREE FARM Ph: 02 4878 9193 Fax: 02 4878 9109
NSW Southern Highlands
Retail & Wholesale. Advanced trees & hedging. Grown in pots for year-round planting. 45 litre - 1000 litre available. Great range. Great Quality. Delivery available.