Robinia pseudoacacia BLACK LOCUST TREE seed
Black Locust, Robinia pseudoacacia, tree Seeds
Hardy, Adaptable, Easy to Grow, Fast Growth, Fragrant Flowering Tree, Drought, Cold, Heat and Urban Tolerant, Shade Tree, Bonsai, Timber, Nitrogen fixing
Fast growing, extremely tough, loose, open tree with compound leaves which drop in pieces, creating little debris. Very few trees cast a lovelier dappled shade. Virtually any soil is suitable. For a 10-day period in late spring, the trees are festooned with 4 to 8 inch long, dense clusters of extremely fragrant, wisteria like white flowers in pendant racemes. Bees are attracted to the flowers. The honey which is produced is quite delicious and sought after. Flowers are followed by smooth, flat, purple-brown seed pods (to 4-5” long). Very drought tolerant.
Other Names: False Acacia, Black Laurel, Common Locust, Common Robinia, Green locust, Peaflower Locust
Zone: 3 to 8
Flower/Fruit: Fragrant wisteria-like white flowers in pendant racemes to 8” long
Fall Color: Yellow
Sun: Full sun
Soil tolerances: Virtually any soil is suitable
Water: Dry to medium
Drought Tolerance: High
Site Requirements /Soil Tolerances: Grows in average, dry to medium, well-drained soils in full sun. Tolerates some light shade, but avoid shady locations. Tolerates a wide range of soils including sandy or nearly barren ones. Good drought tolerance. Fixes nitrogen. Avoid pruning in spring when it tends to bleed.
Uses: It is considered to be a good selection for difficult areas where other trees will not grow well.