Black Locust, Yellow Locust, False Acacia Robinia pseudoacacia

Detailed Listing For
Botanical Name:

Robinia pseudoacacia

Family:

Fabaceae

Genus:

Robinia

Species:

pseudoacacia

Common Name:

Black Locust, Yellow Locust, False Acacia

Seeds Per Pound:
16,116
Quantity:
418.45 lb
Average Viable Seeds/Packet:
34
Germination:
98%
Germination Test Type:
cut
Purity:
99%
Height:
100-150 feet
Collection Locale:
Germany
Crop Year:
2019
Minimum Hardiness Zone:
4
In Stock: 418.45 lb
Prices
Sample Bulk Pricing
1 packet
2.95
1 oz
9.95
1 lb
21.50
1 kg
38.00
10 lb
145.00
50 lb
795.00
Growing Info:
Scarification: Soak in hot tap water, let stand in water for 24 hours,If seeds do not swell treat with boiling water.
Stratification: none required.
Germination: sow seed 1/4" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.
Other: if boiling water treatment does not allow seed to imbibe, sulfuric acid treatment is required, innoculant could be used.
In a Nutshell:
* This is a quick-growing, extremely tough, loose, open tree with compound leaves which drop in pieces, creating little debris.
* It's fragrant white flowers are beloved by bees. more...
* The black locust is native in the United States from Pennsylvania to northern Georgia and westward as far as Arkansas and Oklahoma, but has been widely spread.
* Black locust is a major honey plant in the eastern US, and, having been taken and planted in France, is the source of the renowned acacia monofloral honey from France.
* In Europe it is often planted alongside streets and in parks, especially in large cities, because it tolerates pollution well.
* An essential oil is obtained from the flowers. Highly valued, it is used in perfumery.
* Black locust has nitrogen-fixing bacteria on its root system; for this reason it can grow on poor soils and is an early colonizer of disturbed areas.
* Black Locust is highly valued as firewood for wood-burning stoves; it burns slowly, with little visible flame or smoke, and has a higher heat content than any other species that grows widely in the Eastern United States, comparable to the heat content of anthracite. more...
Usda description:
More info on http://plants.usda.gov