Twisty Baby Black Locust Tree

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This spring-blooming Twisty Baby™ dwarf Black Locust (Robinia pseudoacacia 'Lace Lady') is an entertaining tree to have in your landscape! This is because its branches don't grow normally. They twist! Not only do the branches have a contorted look, but there is some curling of the mature leaflets which gives it its unique look! Immediately noticeable, even from a distance!

Its twisting, zig-zag branches are decorated with gorgeous, fragrant white flowers that bloom in the spring. Twisty Baby™ features fine-textured foliage that emerges soon after the blooming blossoms! Pollinators flock to these dripping Wisteria-like blossoms!

This tree's foliage is interesting though. Newly emerging foliage is apple green and when it matures it turns bluish-green. When the winter season comes around the Twisty Baby™ Black Locust tree's branches will have your neighbors in a trance! Hardy throughout USDA growing zones 4 to 8, Locust Trees are incredibly adaptable and resilient.

Planting and Application:

This Twisty Baby™ makes for a beautiful specimen tree or a fun focal point in any garden! This twisting tree also looks great planted near a porch, patio, or deck not only to enjoy the beautiful, fragrant white blossoms but to watch the hummingbirds gather around it!

Plant near your front porch for a curb appeal boost, raise onto a prominent front yard berm, or anchor your home's foundation planting to soften the corner! A perfect lawn specimen tree, this smaller ornamental works beautifully for any sized yard, especially small-scale properties!

  • Dwarf Ornamental Contorted Flowering Tree
  • Attracts Hummingbirds & Other Pollinators
  • Lovely White Fragrant Flowers
  • Twisting Branches & Blue-Green Foliage
  • Twisting Zig-Zag Branches
  • Unique Specimen & Focal Point Trees!

#ProPlantTips for Care:

This ornamental dwarf form of the hardy native Black Locust tree is very easy to grow. Just pick a sunny spot that does not stay soggy and it will thrive! You don't even need to give it a lot of fertilizer. This tree can take in nitrogen right from the air! Regular watering weekly will promote optimal growth! Top the root system with a 3-4 inch deep layer of arborist mulch. The only pruning that this twisting tree will need is removing large straight spurts of growth. Pruning these will encourage twisting growth and help encourage a balanced shape.

  • Full Sun Deciduous Trees
  • Highly Adaptable to Any Well-Drained Soil
  • Moderate to Low Moisture Needs Once Established
  • Prune After Flowering
  • Appreciates Mulched Beds

There's no way you can resist this hypnotic tree! When you plant the contorted Twisty Baby™ dwarf Black Locust tree, your garden will thank you! You don't have to wait! Get yours now at Nature Hills!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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To obtain a more accurate shipment time-frame, simply enter your zip code in the “Find Your Growing Zone” box to the right. Our plants are grown all over the country and lead time on items may be different because of this. Once your order is placed, you will also receive the specific shipment time-frame information as part of your order confirmation. Once an item ships, you will receive shipment notification and tracking numbers, so you can follow along while your plant travels to your doorstep. We use FedEx, UPS, or USPS at our discretion.

Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Twisty Baby Black Locust Tree Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-8
Growing Zones 4-8
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Robinia pseudoacacia 'Lace Lady'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 12 - 18 feet
Mature Spread 12 - 15 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color White
Foliage Blue Green
Foliage Color Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time After Flowering
Fragrant Yes