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Black Locust Seedling

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SKU K620

Robinia pseudoacacia

Prohibited to Maine.

No well-run homestead in America was without a grove of Black locust; in fact, of all the trees favored by our colonial predecessors, both as an ornamental and as a utilitarian tree, the native Black locust is perhaps the most significant. This is a very fast-growing tree that has many uses - it's a nitrogen fixer and a good choice to plant with Black walnut or Chestnut in a woodlot. The wood is famously rot resistant, and makes dense, long-burning firewood. Flowers are excellent bee forage. 

In a woodlot or as a windbreak, plant the trees 10 feet apart. It grows too big (30' or more) to make a good hedge. Trees can begin to be thinned and harvested for firewood and rot resistant posts in 8 to 12 years. The thorny trees will send up root suckers which also grow into trees, even after a mature tree is cut. This way they replant themselves. 

USDA Zone: 4-8

Grow Height:  30' (Standard)

Sun: Full Sun

Ripening Time: N/A

Pollination: N/A

Size: Bareroot (1-2')


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Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Rachel B.
Thriving a year later

We planted 10 of these last year, and all of them that were sufficiently protected from rabbits over the winter have just leafed out. The two in the best growing location doubled in height over the year! (We use no fertilizers--just mulch.) I'm about to order some more!


Along with my Sechuan Pepper plant, this black locust plant intrigues me. Of all the trees/plants I ordered this year from Raintree (over a dozen), this plant is doing the best. I love the graceful leaflets and look forward to the flowers. Very happy!