Robinia, or Robinia pseudo-acacia belongs to the Fabaceae family. It has deciduous leaves, with more or less spiny branches depending on the variety. And bears pink, crimson or white flowers in hanging bunches in May-June, which are prized by bees and make a particular type of honey. Its wood is much-used in carpentry and in agriculture for its durability and longevity. It can be grown in ordinary soil. It prefers a sunny position and can be grown as a specimen, in planting schemes with other shrubs, in beds or informal hedges.