I would appreciate your help in identifying the shrub / tree. The flowers are...

Asked July 10, 2014, 11:22 PM EDT

I would appreciate your help in identifying the shrub / tree. The flowers are quite lovely. A neighbor told me that it is buckthorn, but I haven't been able to find out if it definitely is. Thanks for you help!

Morrison County Minnesota natural resources trees and shrubs horticulture

1 Response

The plant in the photo appears to be rose acacia (Robinia hispida). It is not buckthorn.

Learn more here:

Rose Acacia - A Shrub With Showy Pink Flowers
http://blog.lib.umn.edu/efans/ygnews/2009/07/rose-acacia---a-shrub-with-sho.html