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Amur Cherry vs Black Locust

Prunus maackii

Robinia pseudoacacia

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(we don't know if or when this product will be restocked)

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(new stock expected: fall of 2019)

Amur Cherry
Black Locust

Amur Cherry is a beautiful, fast-growing ornamental tree. It features attractive bronze/red bark that peels horizontally in strips.

This hardy tree bears white flowers in the spring, black fruit held in clusters in the late summer, and pointy leaves that turn yellow in the fall.

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.

AMUR CHERRY QUICK FACTS

BLACK LOCUST QUICK FACTS

Zone: 2a
Zone: 3a
Height: 12 m (39 ft)
Height: 12 m (40 ft)
Spread: 9 m (30 ft)
Spread: 8 m (25 ft)
Moisture: normal, wet
Moisture: dry, normal
Light: full sun
Light: full sun
Fall colour: lemon yellow
Berries: black fruit in clusters in the late summer
Flowers: white, in spring
Flowers: Creamy white flowers in a pyramidal shape bloom in may-june
Bark: bronze/red peeling in strips
Bark: dark reddish brown to balck with furrows
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: fast
Life span: 30 years
Life span: long
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: low
Suckering: low
Suckering: high
Pollution tolerance: medium
Pollution tolerance: high



Toxicity: toxic to animals with segmented stomachs (horses, cattle, deer moose, etc.)


Other Names: amur chokecherry
Other Names: false acacia, yellow locust


Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: no
Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: yes