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Locust Trees for landscaping
Locust trees do very well in the desert southwest. They are fast growing drought tolerant once established. The leaves are short and narrow and they produce heavy pollen during spring.
They are excellent shade trees and deciduous, which means they lose their leaves during fall through winter time. The Honey Locust have brilliant green foliage in summer and turn a golden yellow during fall. They provide excellent shade and can grow to about 40ft tall and 20-30ft wide.
The Black Locust tree, Robinia pseudoacacia, is sometimes called the yellow locust. Black Locust trees grow naturally on a wide range of sites but do...
This fast growing Locust tree is suitable for fuel wood and pulp and provides cover for wildlife, browse for deer, and cavities for birds. It is a very thorny tree which can attain a height of 70-80
The Purple Robe Locust is somewhat smaller but produces beautiful profuse elongated purple blooms during spring. Photo to the left is a young purple robe Locust. This type of tree does provide some shade but is used for ornamental purposes.
Scientific Name: Robinia x ambigua
Shademaster Honey Locust
"The Shademaster Honey Locust tree", Gleditsia triacanthos inermis, may also be called sweet-locust, thorny-locust
or the Sunburst Honeylocust tree. It is smaller in stature than the common Honeylocust tree. This deciduous tree is a moderately fast growing tree commonly found on moist bottom lands or limestone soils. It is drought tolerant and can be planted in salinity soil, used for windbreaks, soil erosion control and of course shade.
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