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Black Locust Seedling
Black Locust Seedling
Black Locust Seedling

Black Locust Seedling

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Robinia pseudoacacia ssp. Native as far north as Pennsylvania, this tree is considered invasive to southern Ontario as it grows quickly and aggressively. Keeping this in mind, we feel when it is grown with control and awareness, it can be a powerful ally for the following reasons: It is a great pioneer species in ecologically disturbed spaces, thanks to its resilience and ability to grown and produce nitrogen, even in poor soil. It provides erosion control with its spreading, shallow root system, and because it's a fast growing hardwood, it is preferred for firewood and furniture (60x more rot resistant than cedar). Bees appreciate it's showy blooms, which are edible and can be enjoyed in salads, jams, cooking and baking: check out Fiddlehead Nursery's locust-flower patty recipe!

Height including roots: 25-40cm one year seedling

Canadian Hardiness Zone: 4

Recommended Use: fresh eating, baking, preserving, cooking

Ripens: late June

Pollination: self pollinating

 To Order for Spring 2021: orders for spring shipping or pick-up can be placed as early as December. If you wish to reserve anything before that time or have any questions, please email us: sales@silvercreeknursery.ca. We sell only apples and pears bareroot in the fall, as they are most winter hardy. Everything else (as well as apple and pear) is available in spring.