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Black Locust Tree - Northern Ridge Nursery
Black Locust Tree - Northern Ridge Nursery

Black Locust Tree (2-3 Foot)

$ 19.99



🧬Scientific Name: Robinia pseudoacacia

🗺️USDA Hardiness Zones: 4-8

Black Locust is a medium-sized deciduous tree that can reach a height of 40-70 feet (12-21 m) and a spread of 30-50 feet (9.1-15.2 m). The foliage of Black Locust is deciduous and pinnately compound with small, ovate leaflets that turn yellow in the fall.

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Black Locust - A Tree With Many Uses

Why Black Locust?

Black locust is a medium-sized hardwood deciduous tree belonging to the tribe Robinieae of the legume family Fabaceae. It has an aggressive root system and a zigzag branching system, which adds to its unique look and makes it an interesting addition to your garden. It has sweetly fragrant flowers that are creamy white in color and have five bean-shaped petals.


Adapted to a wide variety of soil types, black locusts are easy to grow and prefer deep, well-drained sites and are derived from limestone. Its population ranges from the Appalachian Mountains in Pennsylvania all the way to Alabama.


Due to its ease of establishment, fast growth, and spread, the tree plays a critical part in controlling erosion. Its strong wood is also utilized for landscaping, mining timbers, and fencing.


After the first two years of planting, these trees require little to no management. During establishment, protection from weeds and deer is a priority.

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Plant Summary

Key Information for Black Locust Tree (2-3 Foot) (Robinia pseudoacacia):

  • 📏Size: Black Locust is a medium-sized deciduous tree that can reach a height of 40-70 feet (12-21 m) and a spread of 30-50 feet (9.1-15.2 m).
  • 🍂Foliage: The foliage of Black Locust is deciduous and pinnately compound with small, ovate leaflets that turn yellow in the fall.
  • 🌼Flowers & Fruit: In late spring to early summer, Black Locust produces showy, fragrant, white flowers in drooping clusters. The flowers are followed by slender, dark brown pods that contain seeds.
  • ↕️Growth Habit: Black Locust has a pyramidal to oval crown with upright, spreading branches.
  • ☀️Sunlight: Black Locust thrives in full sun and prefers open, sunny sites.
  • 🪨Soil: Black Locust prefers well-drained soil and is adaptable to different soil types.
  • 🗺️Hardiness: Black Locust is hardy in USDA zones 4 to 8.
  • 🧪pH Level: Black Locust prefers a soil pH between 6.0 and 7.5.
  • 🌳Pruning: Pruning of Black Locust should be done in late winter or early spring before new growth starts. Remove any dead or damaged branches and prune to maintain a central leader.
  • 🐛Pests & Disease: Black Locust is generally resistant to pests and diseases but may be susceptible to locust borers and cankers. Regular care can prevent and manage potential issues.
Pollination Information

Pollination of Black Locust Tree (2-3 Foot) (Robinia pseudoacacia):

Black Locust flowers are hermaphroditic, containing both male and female reproductive parts. The flowers are insect-pollinated and attract bees, butterflies, and other pollinators. The tree's fragrant blossoms are an excellent nectar source for pollinators. The slender, brown pods that follow contain seeds that are dispersed by wind. Black Locust is a valuable tree for reforestation and afforestation projects due to its rapid growth and nitrogen-fixing ability. The wood is highly valued for its strength and durability and is used in various applications, including fence posts, furniture, and construction. Black Locust also provides ecological benefits, such as stabilizing soils, preventing erosion, and supporting biodiversity. It is an excellent choice for windbreaks, shelterbelts, and wildlife habitats. Conservation efforts aim to promote sustainable forestry practices that utilize Black Locust for its economic and environmental benefits while safeguarding the tree's genetic diversity. The tree's ability to improve soil fertility through nitrogen fixation makes it a valuable species for re-establishing degraded lands and supporting ecological restoration efforts.



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During the first year, you should focus on providing the plant with the right amount of water, sunlight and soil to help it become established. Once the plant has become established and is actively growing, you can begin to fertilize it.

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