Twisty Baby™ Dwarf Black Locust Leaf
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Twisty Baby™ Dwarf Black Locust Leaf
Twisty Baby™ Dwarf Black Locust Additional Product Shot 571
Twisty Baby™ Dwarf Black Locust Additional Product Shot 572
Twisty Baby™ Dwarf Black Locust Additional Product Shot 1293
Twisty Baby™ Dwarf Black Locust Additional Product Shot 1294
Twisty Baby™ Dwarf Black Locust Additional Product Shot 1295
Twisty Baby™ Dwarf Black Locust Additional Product Shot 1296

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 4-8
  • Spacing: 20-25'
  • Exposure: Sun/Part Shade
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Twisty Baby™ Dwarf Black Locust
Robinia pseudoacacia 'Lace Lady' PP# 9771
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Twisty Baby™ Dwarf Black Locust (a.k.a. Lace Lady Locust) is a fun tree that will be a conversation piece in your garden throughout the seasons. This one-of-a-kind specimen sports a wild hairdo of zigzag branches that will draw attention both in and out of leaf. Twisty Baby’s kinky branches are draped with lovely white flowers in spring that smell like grape Kool-Aid—and they’re edible! You can reach up and pluck a few blossoms to top off the prettiest salad you’ll ever have. Plant this tree near your porch, patio, or deck not only to enjoy the flowers’ sweet fragrance, but also to watch the hummingbirds that will swoop in to pollinate them!

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 4-8
  • Spacing: 20-25'
  • Exposure: Sun/Part Shade
  • Show more ›
Shipping Spring of 2022

The Story

Black Locust is a scrappy tree native to the Eastern U.S.  It often grows on roadside cuts where no other tree would want to grow, somehow getting by on the most meager allotments of soil and water.  Its wood is dense and naturally weather-treated, and many a farm has been enclosed by fences built with “Locust” posts.  Twisty Baby™ was a chance mutation of the species discovered among a crop of seedlings in New Zealand in 1985.  It is sometimes listed as ‘Lace Lady’—two names for the same plant.

The Details

The contorted habit of this dwarf Black Locust will have you in knots! Clusters of fragrant white pea-like blooms appear in spring. Mature foliage is deep bluish-green while newly emerging foliage is apple green - quite fetching! The black bark and brown branches on this twister are extremely showy in winter. A great specimen or focal point in any garden.

How to Grow

Twisty Baby™ Dwarf Black Locust is about as unfussy as they come.  Any sunny spot in the garden that doesn’t stay soggy is suitable.  This tree doesn’t even need much fertilizer—it has the ability to take in, or “fix,” nitrogen directly from the air!  One problem that does occasionally affect Black Locust is borers.  Keep an eye on your tree for holes in the trunk.  If you see them, contact our grower grower@bowerandbranch.com for advice on how to treat the problem in your area.

More Info

Cold Tolerance/Hardiness Zone 4
Heat Tolerance/Hardiness Zone 8
Exposure Sun/Part Shade
Avg Mature Height 20'
Avg Mature Width 20'
Spacing 20-25'
Growth Rate Fast
Leaf Color Green
Flower Color White
Flower Time Late Spring
Cary Award Winner No
PA Gold Medal Award No
Attractive Bark No
Attracts Birds No
Attracts Butterflies No
Attracts Hummingbirds Yes
Attracts Pollinators No
Deer Resistant No
Drought Tolerant Yes
Dry, Poor Soils Yes
Edible Fruit No
Fragrant Yes
Groundcover No
Hedge/Windbreak No
Native Yes
Salt Tolerance/Seashore Yes
Seasonal Cut Branches Yes
Shade Tolerance No
Showy Flowers Yes
Specimen Yes
Urban Conditions Yes
Utility Line Trees No
Wet Moist Soils Yes
Winter Interest Yes
Woodland Garden Yes
Decor/Craft Use No

Size Guide

Size Guide Scale

Scale

Size: B

Size B

This graphic shows the approximate size and form of the Tree you are viewing.

Size B Trees:

8-10' tall. Grown and shipped in our #15 tree container. Tree form with zig zag branches.

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Twisty Baby™ Dwarf Black Locust Leaf
Twisty Baby™ Dwarf Black Locust Additional Product Shot 571
Twisty Baby™ Dwarf Black Locust Additional Product Shot 572
Twisty Baby™ Dwarf Black Locust Additional Product Shot 1293
Twisty Baby™ Dwarf Black Locust Additional Product Shot 1294
Twisty Baby™ Dwarf Black Locust Additional Product Shot 1295
Twisty Baby™ Dwarf Black Locust Additional Product Shot 1296