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Characteristics

Conservation Plant Characteristics

Robinia pseudoacacia L.
black locust
ROPS

Summary
Duration PR Federal T/E Status
Growth Habit TR   National Wetland Indicator
Native Status L48 (N), CAN (I)      
 
Morphology/Physiology
Active Growth Period Spring   Fruit/Seed Conspicuous Yes
After Harvest Regrowth Rate   Growth Form Multiple Stem
Bloat None   Growth Rate Rapid
C:N Ratio Medium   Height at Base Age, Maximum 40
Coppice Potential Yes   Height at Maturity 60.0
Fall Conspicuous No   Known Allelopath No
Fire Resistant No   Leaf Retention No
Flower Color White   Lifespan Short
Flower Conspicuous Yes   Low Growing Grass No
Foliage Color Green   Nitrogen Fixation Medium
Foliage Porosity Summer Moderate   Resprout Ability Yes
Foliage Porosity Winter Porous   Shape and Orientation Erect
Foliage Texture Medium   Toxicity None
Fruit/Seed Color Black      
 
Growth Requirements
Adapted To Coarse Textured Soils Yes   Moisture Use Medium
Adapted To Medium Textured Soils Yes   pH, Minimum 4.6
Adapted To Fine Textured Soils Yes   pH, Maximum 8.2
Anaerobic Tolerance Low   Planting Density Per Acre, Minimum 160
CaCO3 Tolerance High   Planting Density Per Acre, Maximum 1200
Cold Stratification Required No   Precipitation, Minimum 16
Drought Tolerance High   Precipitation, Maximum 65
Fertility Requirement Low   Root Depth, Minimum 36
Fire Tolerance High   Salinity Tolerance Medium
Frost Free Days, Minimum 140   Shade Tolerance Intolerant
Hedge Tolerance Low   Temperature, Minimum (°F) -37
 
Reproduction
Bloom Period Spring   Propagated By Cuttings Yes
Commercial Availability Routinely Available   Propagated By Seed Yes
Fruit/Seed Abundance Medium   Propagated By Sod No
Fruit/Seed Period Begin Spring   Propagated By Sprigs No
Fruit/Seed Period End Summer   Propagated By Tubers No
Fruit/Seed Persistence Yes   Seed Per Pound 24000
Propagated By Bare Root Yes   Seed Spread Rate Moderate
Propagated By Bulbs No   Seedling Vigor High
Propagated By Container No   Small Grain No
Propagated By Corms No   Vegetative Spread Rate Moderate
 
Suitibility/Use
Berry/Nut/Seed Product No   Palatable Browse Animal Low
Christmas Tree Product No   Palatable Graze Animal Low
Fodder Product No   Palatable Human No
Fuelwood Product High   Post Product Yes
Lumber Product Yes   Protein Potential Low
Naval Store Product No   Pulpwood Product Yes
Nursery Stock Product Yes   Veneer Product No
 

Robinia pseudoacacia L.
black locust
ROPS
Cultivar: Steiner

Summary
Duration PR Federal T/E Status
Growth Habit TR   National Wetland Indicator
Native Status L48 (N), CAN (I)      
 
Morphology/Physiology
Active Growth Period Spring   Fruit/Seed Conspicuous Yes
After Harvest Regrowth Rate   Growth Form Multiple Stem
Bloat None   Growth Rate Rapid
C:N Ratio High   Height at Base Age, Maximum 40
Coppice Potential Yes   Height at Maturity 50.0
Fall Conspicuous No   Known Allelopath No
Fire Resistant No   Leaf Retention No
Flower Color White   Lifespan Short
Flower Conspicuous No   Low Growing Grass No
Foliage Color Green   Nitrogen Fixation Medium
Foliage Porosity Summer Porous   Resprout Ability Yes
Foliage Porosity Winter Porous   Shape and Orientation Erect
Foliage Texture Coarse   Toxicity None
Fruit/Seed Color Black      
 
Growth Requirements
Adapted To Coarse Textured Soils Yes   Moisture Use Medium
Adapted To Medium Textured Soils Yes   pH, Minimum 4.8
Adapted To Fine Textured Soils Yes   pH, Maximum 7.5
Anaerobic Tolerance None   Planting Density Per Acre, Minimum 160
CaCO3 Tolerance High   Planting Density Per Acre, Maximum 1200
Cold Stratification Required No   Precipitation, Minimum 20
Drought Tolerance High   Precipitation, Maximum 60
Fertility Requirement Low   Root Depth, Minimum 36
Fire Tolerance High   Salinity Tolerance Medium
Frost Free Days, Minimum 140   Shade Tolerance Intolerant
Hedge Tolerance None   Temperature, Minimum (°F) -37
 
Reproduction
Bloom Period Late Spring   Propagated By Cuttings Yes
Commercial Availability Routinely Available   Propagated By Seed No
Fruit/Seed Abundance Medium   Propagated By Sod No
Fruit/Seed Period Begin Spring   Propagated By Sprigs No
Fruit/Seed Period End Fall   Propagated By Tubers No
Fruit/Seed Persistence Yes   Seed Per Pound 24000
Propagated By Bare Root Yes   Seed Spread Rate Moderate
Propagated By Bulbs No   Seedling Vigor High
Propagated By Container No   Small Grain No
Propagated By Corms No   Vegetative Spread Rate Slow
 
Suitibility/Use
Berry/Nut/Seed Product No   Palatable Browse Animal Medium
Christmas Tree Product No   Palatable Graze Animal Low
Fodder Product No   Palatable Human No
Fuelwood Product High   Post Product Yes
Lumber Product No   Protein Potential Low
Naval Store Product No   Pulpwood Product Yes
Nursery Stock Product No   Veneer Product No
 
 
Time Generated: 10/27/2020 11:45 AM CDT