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Robinia pseudoacacia

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More About Robinia pseudoacacia

  • Broad, columnar with a narrow, oblong crown
  • Pinnate, compound leaves are dark green in the summer, yellow in the fall
  • Fragrant, wisteria-like, white flowers
  • Flowers are followed by smooth, flat, purple-brown, seed pods
  • Dark, gray-brown bark is deeply furrowed
  • Bloom Time: May to June

Interesting Notes:

The flowers are a nectar source for bees and yield a high-quality honey, which is gathered in Europe and North America. The fragrant flowers are also used in perfumery.

Zone:

3-4

Height:

20-25 m

Spread:

9-10 m

Colour:

White
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Black Locust Growing and Maintenance Tips

A good selection for locations which are susceptible to drought and where other trees will not grow well. Avoid pruning in the spring when the plant may "bleed" when cut. 


Robinia pseudoacacia Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Fast
Fast
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Fragrant
Fragrant

Soil Moisture

Moist to Average
Well-drained
Average to Dry Soils

Attributes

Seed
Deciduous
Fall Color

Flowering Time

Lt. Spr-Sum

Habit

Upright
Oval

Foliage Color

Green
Yellow

Landscape uses

Specimen

 Suitable Substitutions for Robinia pseudoacacia

Maclura pomifera

Maclura pomifera

Osage Orange

Robinia pseudoacacia 'Purple Robe'

Robinia pseudoacacia 'Purple Robe'

Purple Robe Black Locust