Black Locust Tree Black Locust Flower Photo of Robinia pseudoacacia L.
Common Name Black Locust
Latin Name Robinia pseudoacacia
Native Habitat Naturally only in southern Ohio
Soil Dry, decomposed granite, sand, clay loam, low to high organic content, well drained
Water Once or twice per month depending on soil in hot weather
Height X Width 30 feet X 30 feet, maximum 40 feet X 50 feet
Protective Mechanism Thorns, many or all parts of plant are poisonous to some degree
Leaves Small leaflet pairs, deciduous
Garden Suitability Songbird, Fragrance
Ornamental Value Seed pods, white flowers have vanilla-like aroma
Nature Value Flowers used by bees, seeds eaten by birds, animal eat seeds and pods
Native American Uses Seeds eaten, flowers made into a drink
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Note: Considered an invasive species