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New Mexico Locust (Robinia neomexicana)

  • New Mexico Locust (Robinia Neomexicana) http://www.sagebud.com/new-mexico-locust-robinia-neomexicana
    Credit: JerryFriedman | Own work | License: CC-BY-SA-3.0 GFDL
  • New Mexico Locust (Robinia Neomexicana) http://www.sagebud.com/new-mexico-locust-robinia-neomexicana
    Credit: JerryFriedman | Own work | License: CC-BY-SA-3.0 GFDL
  • New Mexico Locust (Robinia Neomexicana) http://www.sagebud.com/new-mexico-locust-robinia-neomexicana
    Credit: Michael Wolf | Own work | License: CC-BY-SA-3.0,2.5,2.0,1.0 GFDL

Robinia Neomexicana, or more commonly know as New Mexico Locust, is a tree shrub with green foliage and purple flowers of the genus Robinia. It has a rapid growth rate and a height of 25 feet at maturity. Its duration is perennial which means it will grow year after year. It's active growth period is spring and summer, blooms during late spring and is intolerant of shade. Robinia Neomexicana or New Mexico Locust's floral region is North America US Lower 48

  • Category: Dicot
  • Genus: Robinia
  • Family: Fabaceae
  • Order: Fabales
  • Class: Magnoliopsida
  • Division: Magnoliophyta
  • Duration: Perennial
  • Growth Habit: Tree Shrub
  • Native Status: L48 (N)
  • Active Growth Period: Spring and Summer
  • Allelopath: No
  • Bloat: None
  • C:N Ratio: Medium
  • Coppice Potential: Yes
  • Fall Conspicuous: Yes
  • Fire Resistance: Yes
  • Flower Color: Purple
  • Flower Conspicuous: Yes
  • Foliage Color: Green
  • Foliage Porosity Summer: Porous
  • Foliage Porosity Winter: Porous
  • Foliage Texture: Fine
  • Fruit/Seed Color: Brown
  • Fruit/Seed Conspicuous: Yes
  • Growth Form: Multiple Stem
  • Growth Rate: Rapid
  • Height at 20 Years Maximum (feet): 4
  • Height Mature (feet): 25
  • Leaf Retention: No
  • Lifespan: Moderate
  • Low Growing Grass: No
  • Resprout Ability: Yes
  • Shape and Orientation: Irregular
  • Toxicity: Moderate
  • Adapted to Coarse Textured Soils: Yes
  • Adapted to Fine Textured Soils: Yes
  • Adapted to Medium Textured Soils: Yes
  • Anaerobic Tolerance: Low
  • CaCO3 Tolerance: High
  • Cold Stratification Required: No
  • Drought Tolerance: Medium
  • Fertility Requirement: Low
  • Fire Tolerance: High
  • Frost Free Days Minimum: 160
  • Hedge Tolerance: High
  • Moisture Use: Medium
  • pH (Minimum): 7
  • pH (Maximum): 8.5
  • Planting Density per Acre Minimum: 100
  • Planting Density per Acre Maximum: 7000
  • Precipitation (Minimum): 9
  • Precipitation (Maximum): 35
  • Root Depth Minimum (inches): 12
  • Salinity Tolerance: Low
  • Shade Tolerance: Intolerant
  • Temperature Minimum (°F): -23
  • Bloom Period: Late Spring
  • Commercial Availability: Routinely Available
  • Fruit/Seed Abundance: Medium
  • Fruit/Seed Period Begin: Summer
  • Fruit/Seed Period End: Fall
  • Fruit/Seed Persistence: No
  • Propagated by Bare Root: Yes
  • Propagated by Bulbs: No
  • Propagated by Container: Yes
  • Propagated by Corms: No
  • Propagated by Cuttings: Yes
  • Propagated by Seed: Yes
  • Propagated by Sod: No
  • Propagated by Sprigs: No
  • Propagated by Tubers: No
  • Seed per Pound: 21600
  • Seed Spread Rate: Moderate
  • Seedling Vigor: High
  • Small Grain: No
  • Vegetative Spread Rate: Slow




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