Will Locust Trees Do Well In Georgia?

Q: Will locust trees do well here? They are so amazingly fragrant when their white flowers come out in the late spring. 

A: Black locust, Robinia pseudoacacia, and honey locust, Gleditsia triacanthos, are commonly grown in Georgia. Good sources of native plants include Trees Atlanta (treesatlanta.org), Chattahoochee Nature Center (chattnaturecenter.org), Nearly Native Nursery (nearlynativenursery.com), Night Song Native Plant Nursery (nightsongnatives.com), GSU Perimeter College Native Plant Garden (sites.gsu.edu/pcnativegarden) and the Georgia Native Plant Society (gnps.org).

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