Robinia pseudoacacia~ Black Locust-ServeScape
Robinia pseudoacacia~ Black Locust-ServeScape
Robinia pseudoacacia~ Black Locust-ServeScape
Robinia pseudoacacia~ Black Locust-ServeScape
Robinia pseudoacacia~ Black Locust-ServeScape
Robinia pseudoacacia~ Black Locust-ServeScape

Black Locust

Robinia pseudoacacia

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  • Delivery to Greater Atlanta, GA, Greenville, SC & Tallahassee, FL area ONLY, within 5-7 business days. (Click HERE to see our Delivery Area Map)
  • Pickup in 3-5 business days from our Switchyard in Chamblee, GA       
    (Mon/Wed/Fri 11am-4pm - 3708 N Peachtree Rd, Atlanta, GA)
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Planning to install this yourself? We recommend a size 15 Gallon or smaller for DIY installations. These sizes do not require any offloading equipment.
Any tree or shrub that is sized by HEIGHT or CAL (Caliper- size where the trunk meets the root flare) is delivered with a large root ball wrapped in burlap (B&B). They are typically 1000+ LBS per plant. They will require heavy equipment to install. Installation is not included in the price of the plant. We highly recommend adding the ServeScape ‘One-Click’ Installation service (must be added at the cart page) for material of this size, or working with a contractor that can provide equipment for installation.

For any tree or shrub that is sized larger than 10’ HEIGHT or 3” CAL, the customer will be required to provide offloading equipment or a contractor to offload unless paying for installation through ServeScape. We will coordinate delivery with you so that your contractor can have equipment ready upon your plant's arrival!
**Dormancy Note - This plant is currently dormant for the winter! It is available for purchase! Your delivered plant may be dormant, or showing very little top growth. However, you can still plant! These plants are putting all their energy into root production, so they will be ready to thrive in the spring! If you have any issues with your plant the following peak season, you can fill out our return request form to request a replacement plant.

  1. Black Locust is a medium-sized tree that can reach heights of 30 to 70 feet (9 to 21 meters) with a spread of 20 to 40 feet (6 to 12 meters). It has a distinctive upright and irregularly shaped crown. The leaves are pinnately compound, with 7 to 21 leaflets that are oval-shaped and smooth-edged. 

  2. Growing Conditions: Black Locust is known for its adaptability to various soil types, including poor, rocky, and acidic soils. It prefers full sun but can tolerate some shade. It is a hardy tree that can withstand harsh conditions, including drought and pollution. It is suitable for USDA hardiness zones 4 to 8.

  3. Maintenance: Once established, Black Locust is relatively low-maintenance. It is drought-tolerant and requires minimal watering, except during prolonged dry periods. Pruning is generally not necessary, but you can remove any dead or damaged branches as needed. 




Appalachian and Ouachita; GA Native


30' - 50'


20' - 35'



USDA Hardiness Zone: 

3 - 8


Full SunPart Sun

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MAINTENANCE NEEDS:  Medium maintenance.  Do not prune in spring. It is susceptible to locust borer, which is often fatal, and locust leaf miner.  Potential diseases include canker, powdery mildew, leaf spots, wood rots and verticillium wilt.  Potential pests  include caterpillars, weevils, scale and whiteflies.  Promptly remove root suckers unless naturalization is wanted.

LANDSCAPE USES: Group Plantings or Specimen Tree, Naturalized AreasWoodland Gardens, and Shade Tree

COMPANION PLANTS: Arborvitae, Mock Orange, Blanket Flower

IMAGES: Famartin2020-05-25 17 38 33 A Black Locust blooming along West Virginia State Route 42 (Lunice Creek Highway) just north of Pleasant View Drive in Maysville, Grant County, West VirginiaCC BY-SA 4.0, (2)  JoJanRobinia pseudacacia11CC BY-SA 3.0, (3) Famartin2020-10-22 12 03 49 A Black Locust turning yellow in autumn along a walking path in the Franklin Farm section of Oak Hill, Fairfax County, VirginiaCC BY-SA 4.0, (4) Photo by So_PRobinier faux acacia, (5) Andrew ButkoAb plant 1994CC BY-SA 3.0, (6) Kora27Rhododendronpark in Wachwitz; Sachsen ..2H1A5211WICC BY-SA 4.0

*As plants have ranges in appearance they may not appear as the images shown.

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