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Black Locust vs Blue Beech

Robinia pseudoacacia

Carpinus caroliniana

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Black Locust
Blue Beech

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.

Blue Beech is a beautiful, ornamental tree with enticing features. The foliage transforms throughout the season, offering a kaleidoscope of color. New leaves emerge reddish-purple, transforming to dark green, and then turn striking shades of yellow, orange, and red in fall. Once all the foliage has dropped, grooved, blue-grey bark becomes striking on a winter landscape.

Blue Beech has an attractive globular shape and has been successfully grown in both full shade and full sun locations. Make sure you provide ample moisture to ensure this tree thrives.

BLACK LOCUST QUICK FACTS

BLUE BEECH QUICK FACTS

Zone: 3a
Zone: 3b
Height: 12 m (40 ft)
Height: 6 m (20 ft)
Spread: 8 m (25 ft)
Spread: 6 m (20 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: normal, wet
Light: full sun
Light: any
Catkins: yes
Flowers: Creamy white flowers in a pyramidal shape bloom in may-june
Bark: dark reddish brown to balck with furrows
Nuts: Small nuts with earthy, sweet taste
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: slow
Life span: long
Life span: short
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: low
Suckering: high
Suckering: none
Pollution tolerance: high
Pollution tolerance: low





Other Names: false acacia, yellow locust


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