Robinia pseudoacacia Twisty Baby™
Common name: 
Twisty Baby Black Locust
Lady Lace Black Locust
Pronunciation: 
ro-BIN-e-a soo-do-a-KA-se-a
Family: 
Fabaceae
Genus: 
Synonyms: 
'Lady Lace'
Type: 
Broadleaf
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon: 
Yes
  • Deciduous multi-stemmed shrub or small tree, zigzag branching, especially on new growth, some spines on branches, may attain a height of 8-10 ft (2.4-3 m) with a somewhat greater spread.  Leaves dark green, some curling of mature leaflets, turn yellow in fall.  Produces few flowers or seed pods.
  • Sun to part shade.
  • Hardy to USDA Zone 4      Patented in 1996 under the cultivar name of ‘Lady Lace’ (PP 9771), but sold under the trademarked name of Twisty Baby.  Offered in nurseries as a multi-stemmed shrub, a single trunk tree or tree top-grafted to a standard at a height of about 6 ft (1.8 m).
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  • plant habit, summer

    plant habit, summer

  • branch, leaves

    branch, leaves

  • plant habit and branches, winter

    plant habit and branches, winter