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Rose Locust Tree Seed - Bristly Locust, Rose Acacia Seeds - Robinia hispida - Zones 5 and UP

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0.10 LBS
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Rose Locust Tree Seed, Bristly Locust, Rose Acacia, Seeds - Robinia hispida fertilis

Robinia fertilis - Cold Hardiness Zone 5 +

Bristly Locust ( Robinia hispida ) is a shrub or small tree in the subfamily Faboideae of the pea family Fabaceae , native to the southeastern United States . Other common names include Rose acacia and Rose locust.

Bristly locust is perhaps the best erosion control shrub for steep sloping sites with active erosion. It provides quick, woody, vegetative cover on droughty, critical areas needing stabilizing cover. It is useful for vegetating acid soils with a pH of 3.5 to 4.0, as well as alkaline soils of a pH 8.0. Bristly locust is especially adapted to stabilizing soils with active rill and gully erosion. Rill erosion that exposes the roots stimulates root suckering there by creating a denser growth. Bristly locust is primarily used for surface mine spoil reclamation, industrial waste piles, roadbanks, cuts and fills, etc. In comparison with most other shrubs it will excel in seedling vigor. It has the ability to fix nitrogen in the soil, and with light shade it does not inhibit growth of annual and perennial herbs. Its value for wildlife food is minimal, but is a very attractive shrub when in bloom. It should not be used for residential plantings, or anywhere that formal landscaping is desired.

Drought Tolerant
Flowering Shrub
Heat Tolerant
Nitrogen Fixing
Erosion Control
Mine Reclamation
Summer Color


Growing Info:
Scarification: Soak in hot tap water, let stand in water for 24 hours,If seeds do not swell treat with boiling water
Stratification: none required
Germination: sow seed 1/4" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed
Other: if boiling water treatment does not allow seed to imbibe, sulfuric acid treatment is required, innoculant could be used



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