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Robinia pseudoacacia

Black Locust

Pronunciation
roe-BIN-ee-ah soo-dah-KAY-see-ah
Family
Genus
Nativity

New Jersey to Florida to Arkansas

Growth Habit

Tall, suckers everywhere, strong plant.

Hardiness
4
Culture

Open woods and drier soils and full sun.

Facultative Status
Facultative Upland
Landscape Use

Grows well in desolate areas and often admired for the white fragrant flowers.

Foliage

Alternate, pinnately compound and entire. Bright to dark green and rounded leaflets.

Buds

Buds are small, 3 to 4 usually close together in clusters.

Bark

Very often twisted bark, dark gray in color and deeply furrowed. Paired stipular spines throughout the stems.

Flower

White flowers are extremely fragrant and white, blooming in late spring.

Fruit

Flat black pod.

Propagation

Seed, cuttings, or grafting.

Pests
Canker, leaf spots, but none serious.

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