Robinia pseudoacacia (Black Locust, Yellow Locust, False Acacia)
Robinia pseudoacacia (Black Locust, Yellow Locust, False Acacia) is a deciduous tree that belongs to the Fabaceae family. It is native to eastern North America but has been widely introduced to other parts of the world, including Europe, Asia, and Australia, as an ornamental and timber tree.
Black Locust is a fast-growing tree that can reach up to 20-25 meters in height and has a broad, spreading crown with irregular branches. Its leaves are compound, with 7-19 oval-shaped leaflets that are dark green in color and turn yellow in autumn. The tree produces fragrant, white, pea-like flowers in late spring or early summer, which are a valuable source of nectar for bees and other pollinators.
The bark of Black Locust is dark gray and deeply furrowed, and its wood is hard, durable, and resistant to decay, making it a popular material for fence posts, railroad ties, and other outdoor construction. The wood is also used for furniture, flooring, and other interior applications.
Botanical Name : Robinia pseudoacacia
Common Name : Black Locust, Yellow Locust, False Acacia
Height : 50- 70 ft
Spread : 30- 40 ft
Germination Info : Soak in hot tap water, let stand in water for 24 hours
Hardiness zone : 4-7
Average seed per ounce : Approx. 938