Common Name: black locust
Hardiness Zone: 3 to 8
Height: 30-50 ft.
Width: 20-25 ft.
Description: Black locust is in the Fabaceae family of trees and have nitrogen fixing attributes, which is a reason why they were first planted here. Now listed as an invasive plant in Minnesota, the black locust is tolerant of most site conditions. They can spread by means of seed distribution or by root suckers, forming colonies. They are aggressive, can experience sucker growth, and are known for their weak wood and branch structure. Black locust is not recommended for planting.
Notes: This species is currently listed as invasive; for more information visit the DNR's Black locust page.
Morton Arboretum. Found Online: http://www.mortonarb.org/trees-plants/tree-plant-descriptions/black-locu...
Missouri Botanical Garden. Found online: http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/PlantFinder/PlantFinderDetails.as...