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Black Locust vs Big Leaf Maple

Robinia pseudoacacia

Acer macrophyllum

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Black Locust
Big Leaf Maple

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.

Big Leaf Maple has a broad, rounded crown and the largest leaves of all the maples. The pleasant shape and large leaves make this maple a striking and attractive tree. In autumn, the leaves turn vibrant shades of gold and orange.

Big Leaf Maple is a soil building species, meaning that it improves the soil conditions where it grows.

BLACK LOCUST QUICK FACTS

BIG LEAF MAPLE QUICK FACTS

Zone: 3a
Zone: 5a
Height: 12 m (40 ft)
Height: 15 m (50 ft)
Spread: 8 m (25 ft)
Spread: 15 m (50 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: normal, wet
Light: full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fall colour: yellow to gold
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: long
Life span: medium
Maintenance: low
Suckering: high
Suckering: medium
Pollution tolerance: high
Pollution tolerance: low





Other Names: false acacia, yellow locust
Other Names: big-leaf maple, bigleaf maple, oregon maple


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