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Planted at Mount Vernon



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Black locusts are a tall, spindly tree with fragrant white pea-like flowers. They have prominent thorns when they are young and deeply furrowed bark when mature.

Latin Name

Robinia pseudoacacia


Family

Fabaceae


Also Known As

False Acacia


Type of Plant

Tree

Bloom Season

May - June


Specifications

Max Height: 80'
Max Spread: 35'

Sunlight Exposure

Full Sun

Tollerances

  • Air Pollution
  • Deer
  • Drought

  • Toxicity

    Do not ingest

    Colors


    Native Range

    Eastern and central United States


    History

    Jefferson was growing black locusts in 1771.


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