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Robinia luxurians - (Dieck.)Schneid.

Common Name New Mexico locust
Family Fabaceae or Leguminosae
USDA hardiness 4-8
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Banks of mountain streams to elevations of 2100 metres[82].
Range South-western N. America - New Mexico.
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Fully Hardy Well drained soil Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Robinia luxurians New Mexico locust


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Robinia luxurians New Mexico locust

 

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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Robinia luxurians is a deciduous Tree growing to 8 m (26ft 3in).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 5. It is in flower from July to August. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs).
It can fix Nitrogen.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and can grow in nutritionally poor soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers dry or moist soil and can tolerate drought. It can tolerate atmospheric pollution.

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Synonyms

R. neomexicana luxurians.

Habitats

Woodland Garden Secondary;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Flowers
Edible Uses:

Flowers - raw[105].

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Medicinal Uses

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FOOD FOREST PLANTS

Other Uses

Soil stabilization  Wood

Plants succeed in dry barren sites, their suckering habit making them suitable for stabilizing banks[200]. Wood - heavy, exceedingly hard, strong, close-grained[82].

Special Uses

Nitrogen Fixer  Scented Plants

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Cultivation details

Succeeds in any soil, preferring one that is not too rich[1, 200]. Requires a well-drained soil, succeeding on dry barren sites[200]. Plants are tolerant of drought and atmospheric pollution[200]. Succeeds in a hot dry position. The branches are brittle and very liable to wind damage[200]. When plants are grown in rich soils they produce coarse and rank growth which is even more liable to wind damage[11, 200]. Any pruning should be done in late summer in order to reduce the risk of bleeding[200]. Plants in this genus are notably resistant to honey fungus[200]. The flowers are fragrant[245]. This species has a symbiotic relationship with certain soil bacteria, these bacteria form nodules on the roots and fix atmospheric nitrogen. Some of this nitrogen is utilized by the growing plant but some can also be used by other plants growing nearby[200].

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Propagation

Seed - pre-soak for 48 hours in warm water and sow the seed in late winter in a cold frame[80]. A short stratification improves germination rates and time[80]. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle and grow them on in the greenhouse for their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in the following summer. The seed stores for over 10 years[113]. Suckers taken during the dormant season.

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

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Growth: S = slow M = medium F = fast. Soil: L = light (sandy) M = medium H = heavy (clay). pH: A = acid N = neutral B = basic (alkaline). Shade: F = full shade S = semi-shade N = no shade. Moisture: D = dry M = Moist We = wet Wa = water.

 

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