Scientific Name: Robinia pseudoacacia Form: Columnar, Oval - vertical
Common Name:black locust Texture:Medium - fine
Family Name:FabaceaeHabit: Upright, Twiggy, Open, Arching
Plant Type: Tree - deciduous Mature Size (ht. X w.):10 - 15m x 7 - 10m
Origin: Europe, Garden origin Hardiness Zone:Zone 4: (-34 to -29 C)
Leaves: Compound, Alternate, Soft flexible, Pinnate venation, Glabrous, Odd-pinnate, Elliptic, Oblong, Ovate, Entire
Flowers: Raceme, (Floriferous), White, Purple, May- Jun
Fruit: Legume, Brown, Black, Purple, Sep- Oct, (Persistent)
Exposure: Full sun
Soil or Media: Well-drained, Rocky or gravelly or dry
Landscape Uses: Shade tree, Specimen plant, Summer interest, Tall background, Woodland margin, Street (boulevard tree)
Key ID Features:Leaves pinnately compound, spiney stipules; golden-yellow (cv. Frisia) or bronze-green (cv. Purple Robe); florets in racemes, wisteria-like, white or violet-purple, fragrant; legumes smooth, flat, purple-brown.