Catalogue A# 0099-181 AH2
GPS 45D 43' 46" W / 108D 37' 47" W
Origin: Virginia and Kentucky to Georgia and Alabama
Location: Red panda viewing area, on small hill across from Mulberry
Number in accession: 1-multiple
Located in very shady area, small specimen, has multiplied
This 9 inch Broadleaf Deciduous Small Other provides overall benefits of: $30 every year.
Bristly locust is an upright, suckering shrub used to stabilize slopes. The purplish-pink pendulous flowers, blue-green foliage, bristle seed pods add seasonal interest. May be difficult to find in nurseries.
Tree or Plant Type: Shrub
Foliage: Deciduous (seasonally loses leaves)
Native Locale: Non-native
Landscape Uses: Hedge, Massing, Screen, Windbreak
Size Range: Large shrub (more than 8 feet)
Mature Height: 6 to 10 feet high
Mature Width: 10 to 15 feet wide
Light Exposure: Full sun (6 hrs direct light daily), Partial sun/shade (4-6 hrs light daily)
Hardiness Zones: Zone 5 (Chicago), Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8
Soil Preference: Alkaline soil, Dry soil, Moist, well-drained soil, Sandy soil
Acid Soils: Tolerant
Alkaline Soils: Tolerant
Salt Spray: Tolerant
Soil Salt: Tolerant
Drought Conditions: Tolerant
Poor Drainage: Intolerant
Planting Considerations: Dangerous thorns, Excessive sucker growth, May be difficult to find in nurseries
Ornamental Interest: Spring blossoms, Persistent fruit/seeds, Showy flowers, Attractive bark
Season of Interest: Late spring, Early summer, Mid summer, Late summer
Flower Color & Fragrance: Purple
Shape or Form: Irregular, Multi-stemmed, Round, Thicket-forming, Upright
Growth Rate: Fast
Tree & Plant Care
A large, suckering shrub up to 8 feet high with a spreading fan-shaped crown. Spreads by suckers creating thickets.
Best planted in full to part sun in all soils, including those that contain clay or sand. Prune regularly to keep in bounds. Bristly locust has appeared on some invasive lists.