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The Locust Tree

UK Garden Centre - Information on the Locust Tree

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Family Leguminosae
Robinia Pseudacacia

Although the Locust, known also as the False Acacia, is little planted now, it is only paying the penalty for having had its merits enormously exaggerated. William Corbett, on his return from the United States of America about 1820, preached salvation to the timber grower through the planting of Robinia. So great was the demand thus created that Corbett himself started a nursery for the propagation and supply of the trees, which could not be produced fast enough to meet the demand. It was thought to be an entirely new introduction, though it had been grown in this country as an ornamental tree for nearly two hundred years!
Its wood is hard, strong, and durable, but liable to crack, and of limited utility.
The Locust is a tree of light and graceful proportions, its branches being long and slender. The leaves are long and narrow, broken up into a large number of small oval leaflets. The stipules which are found at the base of the leaf-stalk in many plants, are in this genus converted into sharp spines.
The flowers, of similar pea-shape to those of the Laburnum, are white and fragrant. They are in long loose racemes, which droop from the axils of the leaves in May. The seed-pods are very thin, and of a dark brown hue.
This was one of the first American trees to be brought to Europe early in the seventeenth century, and the name of Locust came with it. It was then thought to be identical with the African Acacia. Linnaeus named the genus in honour of Jean Robin, a French botanist, whose son, an official at the Jardin des Plantes, was the first to cultivate the tree in Europe. The American missionaries believed it was the tree upon whose fruits, with the addition of wild honey, John the Baptist supported himself in the wilderness.
It is also known as Silver Chain and as White Laburnum.


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