LOCUST - BLACK


LOCUST, BLACK

(
Robinia pseudoacacia) Upright and spreading tree to 40 feet small oval leaflets on large compound leaves; dramatic fragrant white flowers in spring, yellow fall color.  Fast-growing but not long lived.  Easy to grow in any soil and drought tolerant.  Native to Oklahoma, Arkansas and west to New York.  Has naturalized in Texas. ‘Purple Robe’ is a dramatic purple flowering cultivar.

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