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Large Leaf Linden vs Black Locust

Tilia platyphyllos

Robinia pseudoacacia

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Large Leaf Linden
Black Locust

Large Leaf Linden is a tall, deciduous tree native to Europe. Large Leaf Linden features oblong leaves that turn from yellow-green to brilliant yellow in the fall. Large Leaf Linden is ideal as a shade or ornamental tree in a larger yard.

Black Locust is an attractive tree. Its distinctive leaves are made of about a dozen bright green leaflets. It also notable for its fragrant white flowers, which smell of citrus.

Black Locust can grow in many situations, but prefers dry areas with lots of sun. It is robust and is an excellent choice for establishing shade in dry, open areas.

Important note: Much of the Black Locust is toxic to humans and livestock, including seeds, bark, and leaves.

LARGE LEAF LINDEN QUICK FACTS

BLACK LOCUST QUICK FACTS

Lowest Price: $17.99
Zone: 3a
Zone: 3a
Height: 30 m (98 ft)
Height: 12 m (40 ft)
Spread: 15 m (49 ft)
Spread: 8 m (25 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: dry, normal
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: full sun
Flowers: yellow-white
Flowers: Creamy white flowers in a pyramidal shape bloom in may-june
Bark: dark reddish brown to balck with furrows
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: fast
Life span: medium
Life span: long
Suckering: none
Suckering: high





Other Names: broadleaf lime, large-leaved lime
Other Names: false acacia, yellow locust