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Robinia pseudoacacia

Common Name(s): Black locust
Family: Fabaceae
Growth Habit: Perennial
Growing Days: 90
Precipitation: 16 to 65 (in.)
Winter Minimum: -33° (F)
Soil pH: 4.6 to 8
Soil Texture/Type: All; wide
Soil Drainage: Well
Photoperiod Response:
Light Intensity:
Nitrogen fixing legume. Intolerant of water logged soils and shading. Grows best in calcareous soils.
Pythium, Phytothora, Anthrachose, Rhizoctonia, Powdery Mildew
Honey - , Environ. - ornamental, Environ. - revegetator, Environ. - shade/shelt, Environ. - revegetator, Material - wood, Poison - mammals


Geographical Origin:
North-Central USA, Northeastern USA, Southeastern USA, Widely cultivated, Widely naturalized
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