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Robinia neomexicana: New Mexico Locust Seeds

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Product Overview

Zone: 7-10
Grows To: 20 ft.

The New Mexico Locust is a rare spiny shrub or small tree that can grow to heights of 20 ft or more especially if trained/shaped to a single trunk. A member of the Pea Family and native to the southwestern and southeastern area of the United States, the New Mexican Locust produces fragrant, exceptionally pretty pink clustered flowers in the form of showy hanging racemes up to 7 inches long. The flower colour can range from white, pale pink, rose, pale rose, purplish pink to deep red. Branches have spines and leaves are grayish in colour. The flowers open from May to June. We think this is can be an exceptional little flowering specimen, especially if pinched/trained to a single trunk, suitable for untended tough southwestern conditions. It will form large thorny flowering thickets/barriers if left to naturalize.

How To Start These Seeds:
Scarification: Soak in hot tap water, let stand in water for 24 hours. If seeds do not swell, treat with boiling water
Stratification: None required
Germination: Sow seed 1/4 inch deep, tamp the soil, keep moist, mulch the seed bed
Other: If boiling water treatment does not allow seed to imbibe, sulfuric acid treatment is required, innoculant could be used.

Seed Count Per Packet:
This packet contains 40 hand-sorted, high-quality seeds.

If refrigerated upon receipt, these seeds can be stored for up to a year before you decide to use them.


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