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Douglas Maple vs Black Locust

Acer glabrum

Robinia pseudoacacia

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Douglas Maple
Black Locust

Douglas Maple is a fast growing, long lived, ornamental tree. It can take on a shrubby or multi-stemmed form with densely packed leaves, making it an excellent tree for privacy screens and hedges.

In the fall, the leaves make a brilliant change to red, orange, or yellow depending on the tree and its sun exposure. Douglas Maple's compact size makes it ideal for planting in urban yards and under power lines.

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.

DOUGLAS MAPLE QUICK FACTS

BLACK LOCUST QUICK FACTS

Zone: 3a
Zone: 3a
Height: 8 m (25 ft)
Height: 12 m (40 ft)
Spread: 5 m (15 ft)
Spread: 8 m (25 ft)
Moisture: normal, wet
Moisture: dry, normal
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: full sun
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: long
Life span: long
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: low
Suckering: none
Suckering: high
Pollution tolerance: medium
Pollution tolerance: high





Other Names: box maple, dwarf maple, new mexico maple, rock maple, rocky mountain maple, sierra maple
Other Names: false acacia, yellow locust


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