False acacia, Black locust. A large thorny North American tree, naturalised in Britain. Grows quickly up to 25 m (80 ft) high and suckers freely. Seeds, young pods and flowers are edible when cooked, several parts are used medicinally, dyes are obtained from leaves and bark, leaves are insecticidal, bees love the flowers, and the valuable timber is used for construction, fencing, flooring etc. Like a well-drained soil and full sun; hardy to about -35°C.
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