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*Attention* our garden center is closed to the public. Our bare-root season is over, but we still have supplies available to ship now. If you would like to place an order for fall 2021 or spring 2022, please check back after July 1st!

Black Locust Seedling

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SKU K620
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Robinia pseudoacacia

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

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$4.99
SKU K620