Twisted Baby Black Locust #5

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Botanical Name: Robinia Pseudoacacia 'Lace Lady'

Cultivar: Lace Lady

Brand: Star

Other Names: Common Locust

Somewhat of an oddity, this is a compact garden-scale tree which features a contorted habit of growth and delicate foliage, spineless and sparse-flowering, best used as a focal point in the garden, bare branches are especially interesting in winter

Plant Categories: Shrub, Deciduous Shrub

Water Requirements
Dry, Average, Moist

Sunlight Requirements
Full Sun, Partial Shade

Plant Height
10 Feet

Plant Width/Spread
12 Feet


Deer Resistant

Native Plant

Noteworthy Shape

Noteworthy Texture

Provides Winter Interest

Interesting Bark

Out of stock


Growth & Care

USDA Plant Hardiness Zone4b
Growth RateFast
Recommended Pruning MethodLate Winter Pruning


Foliage TypeDeciduous
Fall ColorYellow
Plant FormRound


Flower FragranceUnscented

Additional Categories

Additional CategoryBlack Locust
Landscape ApplicationAccent, Garden


Planting & Growing

Twisted Baby® Black Locust will grow to be about 10 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 12 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 2 feet from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 60 years or more.

This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist growing conditions, but will not tolerate any standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH, and is able to handle environmental salt. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selection of a native North American species.

Landscape Attributes

Twisted Baby® Black Locust is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with a more or less rounded form. It lends an extremely fine and delicate texture to the landscape composition which can make it a great accent feature on this basis alone.

This is a high maintenance shrub that will require regular care and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration:

Suckering, Insects

Twisted Baby®: Black Locust is recommended for the following landscape applications:

Accent, General Garden Use

Ornamental Features

Twisted Baby® Black Locust is primarily valued in the landscape or garden for its ornamental globe-shaped form. It has bluish-green deciduous foliage. The oval pinnately compound leaves turn yellow in fall. The twisted black bark and brown branches are extremely showy and add significant winter interest.