Black Locust, robinia pseudoacacia

Black Locust, robinia pseudoacacia
Item# DA-blacklocust
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Product Description

Inventory as of Feb. 1, 2018: 5000 Seeds

Seed Specifications: Purity - 100%; Projected Germination Rate - 85%; Where Harvested (location) - Kentucky

The Black Locust has a upright, oval form often becoming irregular and picturesque with age. The dark blue-green leaves are pinnately compound with individual leaflets about 1 1/2" long. Has short, stubby thorns in pairs along the branches. Black Locust is quite attractive in late spring when the 6-8" pendulous clusters of fragrant white flowers open. The deeply fissured bark is dark grayish brown. Tends to sucker and seed freely so best used where a thicket is desirable. The Black Locust can tolerate very dry, infertile soils. Extremely adaptable to a wide range of growing conditions. Can reach a height of 30-60 feet and a width of 20-30 feet. The Black Locust is native to the Southern Appalachian Mountains. The Black Locust is a very fast-growing tree. Hardy to zone 3. The Black Locust has been labeled an invasive species in some states.

Recommended Planting Instructions:

Scarification: Soak seeds in hot water for 24 hours. If seeds don't swell treat with boiling water. Stratification: None required. Germination: Sow seeds 1/4" deep, tamp the soil, mulch seedbed, keep moist. Other: If boiling water doesn't swell seeds, sulfuric acid treatment is required.