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Northern Pin Oak vs Black Locust

Quercus ellipsoidalis

Robinia pseudoacacia

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Black Locust

Northern Pin oak has an attractive but irregular rounded crown with lower hanging branches. This species is one of the few oak species recommended for the prairies and colder areas. Northern Pin Oak prefers drier habitats.

The spectacular fall leaf color of this tree is the primary reason for its popularity. Fall leaves turn orange and red to reddish brown.

Squirrels, jays, deer, and similar animals love its acorns.

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.

NORTHERN PIN OAK QUICK FACTS

BLACK LOCUST QUICK FACTS

Zone: 3a
Zone: 3a
Height: 18 m (60 ft)
Height: 12 m (40 ft)
Spread: 14 m (45 ft)
Spread: 8 m (25 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: dry, normal
Light: full sun
Light: full sun
Fuzz/fluff: no
Catkins: yes
Fall colour: red
Flowers: Creamy white flowers in a pyramidal shape bloom in may-june
Bark: dark reddish brown to balck with furrows
Nuts: acorns
Growth rate: slow
Growth rate: fast
Life span: long
Life span: long
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: low
Suckering: high
Pollution tolerance: high





Other Names: hills oak, jack oak, upland pin oak
Other Names: false acacia, yellow locust


Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: yes
Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: yes