Is a Black Locust Tree Invasive?

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Birds and bees love this tree's beautiful flowers, but it's not right for every yard. Locate a black locust tree to see if it spreads quickly.  

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Purple Robe black locust trees (Robinia pseudoacacia) bloom for 10 days in late April. Swarms of bees visit 8-inch, thick flower clusters with intense fragrance. The silver-spotted skipper butterfly lives in locust trees.  

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Despite being native and pollinator-friendly, the Purple Robe black locust is not recommended in some locations. Find what's right for you at invasiveplantatlas.org. Find out what a garden expert advises about cultivating a black locust tree below.  

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Despite being native and pollinator-friendly, the Purple Robe black locust is not recommended in some locations.  

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The backyard tree above is a mystery to us. April brings stunning pink blossoms after the leaves. What kind of tree is this? Diane Robinson of Prescott Valley, Arizona is asked.  

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Gardening expert Melinda Myers: Purple Robe black locust (Robinia pseudoacacia) or Idaho locust, which flowers 14 days later, blooms pink. Idaho is 15–30 feet shorter than Purple Robe, which is 30–40 feet tall and 20–30 feet broad.   

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Both survive Zones 4–9 and thrive in full sun. Once established, they endure many soils and dryness. Suckers should be removed to prevent this plant from taking over. Some of these are invasive, so research before planting.  

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In northern Ontario, this lovely tree blooms in early summer. What is it, please? What does Echo Bay, Ontario's Lorna Shepherd want?  

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The tree spreads thanks to its fragrant blossoms and seed-filled pods. Unfortunately, it creates dense thickets in nature, pushing out native vegetation. I don't encourage fostering or growing it anywhere.  

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