Locust Seeds, Black (Robina pseudoacacia)

Black Locust (Robinia pseudoacacia) Deciduous. Zones 4-8.

Black Locust is a stately, native tree; reaching 100  feet and offering incredibly beautiful, fragrant white in early Summer. The bark of older trees,  is richly textured, with a braided look.

The wood of Black Locust’s wood is extremely hard and rot resistant. It also grows very fast and does well as a coppice, making a great specimen for making hand tools, fence posts, etc. Young wood is spiny and trees will live 60-100 years.

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Cold Hardiness: Zones 4 -8 

Edible: No

SizeLarge Tree

Growth RateFast

Nitrogen Fixer: Yes

Native Plant: Yes

Germination: 90%

Sun Requirements: Full Sun - Partial Shade

Soil Preference: Loamy, consistently moist, but tolerates wide range of soil types. Is tolerant of Juglone produced from trees in the Walnut family.

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GROWING INSTRUCTIONS

- Soak seeds 24 hrs, beginning with hot water, then letting them cool to room temperature.

- Plant soaked seeds in pots using standard potting soil or in nursery beds. Heat mats are NOT required & can hinder germination!

- Protect young tree seedlings from slugs, cutworms & rodents. Slugs especially can eat primary leaves as soon as they come up, so be vigilant! 

 *Excited about growing Trees from seed? Learn more HERE.*

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Available direct from Incredible Seeds, a Canadian Heirloom and Heritage Seed Company, offering only the best natural, non-GMO, open pollinated and untreated seeds, located in Mi'kma'ki / Nova Scotia.

  • $4.99



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