Black Locust, Common Robinia, Bastard Acacia, Fragrant White Locust, Locust, Yellow Locust, Locust Tree
Robinia pseudoacacia is a quick-growing North American tree species from the Fabaceae family. Commonly known by the names False Acacia and Black Locust, amongst others. This plant can grow to 25m in height, with a spreading habit. It produces dark green leaves divided into oval leaflets, between 5-11 in pairs and bark develops deep ridges and spines. Flowers are produced densely in drooping clusters, they are pea-like, white in colour and have a sweet fragrance. Flowers measure around 1.5-2cm in length and are marked with yellow near the base. Leading onto long pods.
Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil PH preference
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral