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Silver Leaf Willow vs Black Locust

Salix alba sericea

Robinia pseudoacacia

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Silver Leaf Willow
Black Locust

Native to North America, Silver Leaf Willow has orangish bark and long, silvery grey leaves. Bees and other insects are attracted to its flowers.

Popular as an ornamental tree for parks, it is also used as a shelterbelt species. It may not be as cold hardy as some of the other willow varieties, however.

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.

SILVER LEAF WILLOW QUICK FACTS

BLACK LOCUST QUICK FACTS

Lowest Price: $3.49 - SAVE UP TO 19%
Zone: 2a
Zone: 3a
Height: 15 m (50 ft)
Height: 12 m (40 ft)
Spread: 15 m (50 ft)
Spread: 8 m (25 ft)
Moisture: normal, wet
Moisture: dry, normal
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: full sun
Fuzz/fluff: yes
Catkins: yes
Flowers: Creamy white flowers in a pyramidal shape bloom in may-june
Bark: yellow-brown
Bark: dark reddish brown to balck with furrows
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: fast
Life span: long
Life span: long
Maintenance: high
Maintenance: low
Suckering: high
Suckering: high
Pollution tolerance: high
Pollution tolerance: high





Other Names: white willow
Other Names: false acacia, yellow locust


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