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SkyFest Poplar vs Black Locust

Populus x deltoides jefcot

Robinia pseudoacacia

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Black Locust

Bred by Jeffries Nurseries, the Skyfest is a fast growing, tall cottonwood with excellent disease resistance and adaptability to many kinds of soil. In the fall, its leaves turn a golden yellow.

This species has an aggressive root system, making it unsuitable for planting close to buildings but very drought resistant and an excellent choice for shelterbelts.

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.

SKYFEST POPLAR QUICK FACTS

BLACK LOCUST QUICK FACTS

Zone: 2a
Zone: 3a
Height: 24 m (80 ft)
Height: 12 m (40 ft)
Spread: 9 m (30 ft)
Spread: 8 m (25 ft)
Moisture: any
Moisture: dry, normal
Light: full sun
Light: full sun
Hybrid: yes
Fuzz/fluff: no
Catkins: yes
Flowers: Creamy white flowers in a pyramidal shape bloom in may-june
Bark: dark reddish brown to balck with furrows
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: fast
Life span: medium
Life span: long
Maintenance: medium
Maintenance: low
Suckering: high
Pollution tolerance: high
Pollution tolerance: high





Other Names: seedless cottonwood
Other Names: false acacia, yellow locust


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