Price listed is for 10 seedlings.
BLACK LOCUST (Robinia Pseudoacacia) -
A fast-growing native deciduous tree, Black Locust is capable of reaching 70 to 80 feet in height but is more often seen 30 to 50 feet tall with a spread of 20 to 35 feet. The upright growth and short, irregular branches form an open canopy and cast light shade below the tree, allowing a lawn to thrive. The 6 to 14-inch-long, dull, blue/green leaves, made up of multiple leaflets, are some of the last to appear in spring and often drop early in the autumn, just barely fading to a sickly yellow/green before dropping. For approximately a 10-day period in late spring, the trees are festooned with four to eight-inch-long, dense clusters of extremely fragrant, one-inch white blossoms (similar to sweet-peas) which are literally “alive” with the bustling activity of visiting bees. The honey, which is produced, is quite delicious and sought-after. The two to four-inch-long, dark red to black, leathery seedpods, which follow, will persist on the trees through the winter.