black locust ‘Chicago Blues’


Botanical Name
Robinia pseudoacacia ‘Chicago Blues’
Common Name black locust ‘Chicago Blues’
Family Fabaceae
USDA Zone 3 to 8
Light Requirement Full Sun
Season(s) of interest All Seasons
Height and Spread
40-50ft x 30-35ft (12-15m x 9-10.5m)
Flower Color White
Attracts Wildlife
Provides Food for Birds, Hosts, Moths, Butterflies, Pollinators
Additional Information
City of Chicago forester, Bob Benjamin, discovered this cultivar here in Chicago. R. pseudoacacia is native to the Chicago Region; Eastern and Central United States.
Location in Lurie Garden
North Dark Plate, Southeast Dark Plate, East Dark Plate