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Black Locust

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 Fast-Growing Ornamental Tree


The Black Locust is a fast-growing, hardy ornamental tree. Plant it near a window so you can enjoy its spring fragrance.


Carried on the late spring breeze, the honeysuckle-like bouquet of the Black Locust will reach out and draw you to it.


The allure of the fragrant, long, hanging clusters of pure white, sweet pea-like blossoms dripping from the grey branches won’t be overlooked by the hummingbirds who are returning from their winter sojourns.


Reach up and pluck a blossom to pop into your mouth. You’ll be surprised by the sweet tasting nature of this incredible flower.


When spring passes, your locust will still delight with its elegant form and handsome foliage that will quickly fill out your Locust for the summer months.


Reaching a height of 50 feet, with a spread of 35 feet, your Locust is a fast-grower that will provide beauty and shade in your landscape in no time at all.


Your Locust’s seed is a 5-inch pod with a unique purplish hue that your birds will certainly be thankful for.


In the fall, your Locust’s leaves will turn a pretty yellow as a fitting close to the season.


There aren’t many trees as tough as this one. The Locust is so hardy that it will not only tolerate difficult conditions, but thrive in them.


It is drought and cold hardy, and is even a nitrogen-fixing plant, so can help remedy problem soil types.


The Black Locust is a fast-growing, hardy tree with incredible ornamental features. Plant one today and begin enjoying its rare and unique features.


* Fast-growing
* Fragrant spring flower
* Edible
* Attractive to wildlife

 

Plant Facts

Family Robinia pseudoacacia
Restricted AK, HI, NY
Foliage Green
Mature Height 70 - 80 feet
Mature Spread 25 - 30 feet
Soil Widely Adaptable
Zones 4-9
Mature Form Upright
Growth Rate Rapid
Sun Exposure Full Sun - Partial Sun
Flower Color White, Fragrant
Fall Color Yellow
Bloom Period Spring

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