The black locust tree (Robinia pseudoacacia) was planted in 1762 to form part of Princess Augusta’s arboretum. You will be surprised to hear that this tree belongs to the pea and bean family (Leguminosae). It was first introduced to Europe from North America at the beginning of the 17th century.


  • Title: Kew's heritage trees
  • Creator: RBG Kew
  • Location Created: Kew
  • Rights: RBG Kew

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