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Twisty Baby® Locust

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Description

Amazing zigzag branches. Incredible twisted branches, encouraged by pruning of long growth spurts, make this dwarf tree a standout in any outdoor space. It also features fragrant white flower clusters in spring, emerald green leaves in summer and gorgeous yellow foliage in fall. Grows best in full sun. Cold-hardy. Matures to be 8-10' tall and 12-15' wide. May be covered by U.S.P.P. #9771 or other patents. Lace Lady cultivar.

Characteristics

Bloom Color White
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 6.0 - 8.0
Zone Range 3 - 8

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 3 - 8
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We planted a twisty baby locust last year. Love it. But the leaves didn't fall off last fall, and I was afraid it was dead. Just beginning to see some green now. How should it be cared for in the future? We're zone 5a.
Joyce P on Apr 20, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Keep the tree watered regularly if there is no rain in the forecast and if the soil seems dry. Also, test the soil to see that the pH is in the right range (6.0-8.0) and if any nutrients are lacking. Only fertilize as needed. Other than that, it's an low-maintenance tree. Not much else to do.

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The twisty locust is doing amazingly well! Very fine specimen! Thanks, couldn't be happier!!
May 10, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
From a twig to over 6ft tall in 2 years
Years ago a neighbor had a twisty baby locust planted behind his mailbox. We fell in love with it and purchased one from a local nursery. We were in our house 9 years and it grew way taller that normal. So we moved to a new house and just had to have another one. We couldn't find one locally so I ordered from Stark Bro's. I have to admit I was leery ordering a tree online. It came packaged well and was really just a tiny twig (much smaller than the one I had gotten from our local nursery). Our neighbors thought we were crazy. However, that twig has grown like crazy and is beautiful!!!
May 7, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
twisty baby!
I got the package you sent and it was a stick with a ball of mud on the end.
Today, only a year and a half later its 7' tall with a full load of branches and beautiful foliage!
I would recommend this small tree to anyone looking for a centerpiece for their garden or even just on the perimeter.
Great job! Never thought it would be such a nice addition!
Werner Lehner
Floral Park, NY
May 6, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
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