Locust Trees

Locust trees are made up of the genus Robinia & Gleditsia, which are part of the Fabaceae family, which is the Pea family. These types of locust trees are rapid-growing and deciduous. Locust trees are native to the central and eastern United States but have been naturalized in parts of the Pacific northwest and parts of Europe as well. The Black Locust has a showy white bloom that flowers in spring or summer that turns into brown seed pods. These seed pods attract all forms of wildlife ranging from squirrel, turkey, and deer in the south to elk and chipmunk in the north.

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Black Locust
Black Locust

Starting at $14.95
Zones: 6-10

Golden Locust
Golden Locust

Starting at $29.95
Zones: 4-9

Honey Locust
Honey Locust

Starting at $6.95
Zones: 6-10

Purple Robe Locust
Purple Robe Locust

Starting at $39.95
Zones: 4-10

Ruby Lace Locust
Ruby Lace Locust

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Zones: 4-9



Locust trees are highly versatile and thrive throughout the entire United States. The most widely used landscaping variety is the thornless honey locust with is beautiful white pendulum of blooms in early Summer and its graceful form as an attractive street tree in urban areas. However, the Purple Robe Locust is gaining notoriety, offering its unique purple pods of blooms to contract its white blooming cousins. Nature lovers will cherish the black locust not only for its fine white blossoms but for its abundant crop of seeds that fall to the forest floor, feeding squirrels, turkey, deer, and other animals. Locust Trees are great for landscape specimens or for naturalizing wooded areas. Willis Orchard Company can supply any size or quantity of locust trees you request.

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