Robinia Pseudoacacia 'Black Locust' Seeds


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Robinia pseudoacacia is a quick-growing, extremely tough, loose, open tree with compound leaves which drop in pieces, creating little debris. It's fragrant white flowers are beloved by bees. In Europe it is often planted alongside streets and in parks, especially in large cities, because it tolerates pollution well. There is also an essential oil obtained from the flowers, used in perfumery.

Black locust has nitrogen-fixing bacteria on its root system; for this reason it can grow on poor soils and is an early colonizer of disturbed areas. Black Locust is highly valued as firewood for wood-burning stoves; it burns slowly, with little visible flame or smoke, and has a higher heat content than any other species that grows widely in the Eastern United States, comparable to the heat content of anthracite.

 

Pretty Wild Seeds are registered with the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA) under number 7529, so you can have confidence in both our products and advice. Although our products are listed in weights and acres, we can supply in additional quantities upon enquiry so if you need a larger supply, please don't hesitate to give us a call.

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    We happily accept returns within 14 days from date of delivery. All returns must be received in the same condition and packaging we sent them. Postage charges will not be refunded on unwanted products.

    You are solely responsible for ensuring the goods are returned to us. We will not be liable for returns that are lost in the post or lost for any other reason. If a product arrives damaged we will advise the customer how to return the item with all return costs covered by us.  Replacements & refunds will be dispatched / issued on receipt of the returned items only.

    Scarification; Soak in hot tap water, let stand in water for 24 hours,If seeds do not swell treat with boiling water.

    Stratification; Nnone required.

    Germination; Sow seed 1/4" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.

    If boiling water treatment does not allow seed to imbibe, sulfuric acid treatment is required, innoculant could be used.