Robinia Pseudoacacia Seeds | Gaggia Robinia Black Locust False Acacia
A fast-growing, deciduous, medium-sized tree, up to 18 m (60 ft.) in height, widely distributed in forests throughout the territory of the US, southwestern and southeastern Canada, at elevations between 300 and 1200 m (1000 and 4000 ft.).
It develops an extensive, nitrogen-fixing root system, a massive brown trunk with scaly bark, pinnate foliage, and drooping clusters of showy, perfumed, white flowers. A beautiful ornamental, ideal for temperate climates. For good germination, seeds must be scarified.
Name: Black Locust Scientific Name: Robinia pseudoacacia Hardiness zone: 3 through 8 Plant height: 30-50 feet light requirements: Full sun Soil and water preferences grow well in well-drained soil.
1. Scarification: Soak in hot water for 24hrs. Seeds should swell, if not soak seeds in boiling water and let them stand in water for 24hrs 2. stratification: no required 3. germination: sow seeds 1/4" deep in the soil, tamp the soil & mulch the seedbed.
Note* if boiling water treatment does not allow seeds to imbibe, sulfuric acid treatment is required.