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Black Locust vs Buttonbush

Robinia pseudoacacia

Cephalanthus occidentalis

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Black Locust
Buttonbush

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.

Buttonbush is a moisture loving shrub that provides year round interest.

It has round, fragrant flowers resembling small buttons or pincushions. The flowers transform into small reddish-brown fruit that persists into winter while the leaves take on shades of red in fall.

Providing essential food to bees, butterflies, and other insects, this shrub is versatile. Try it in your next shrub border.

BLACK LOCUST QUICK FACTS

BUTTONBUSH QUICK FACTS

Zone: 3a
Zone: 4a
Height: 12 m (40 ft)
Height: 2.4 m (8 ft)
Spread: 8 m (25 ft)
Spread: 1.5 m (5 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: normal, wet
Light: full sun
Light: any
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: medium
Life span: long
Life span: long
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: medium
Suckering: high
Suckering: low
Pollution tolerance: high
Pollution tolerance: medium





Other Names: false acacia, yellow locust


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