Black Locust – Robinia Pseudoacacia – otherwise know as Robinia or False Acacia is not a native tree to the U.K but was imported here from North America in the early 17th Century. Often seen in gardens, particularly the Frisia cultivar which has bright yellow leaves, and city streets. I have seen a handful in London and there is a beauty in the grounds of the private school in Berkhamsted where I live but go to Berlin and whichever way you turn you will almost definitely see a Black Locust. They are a beautiful tree; the foliage is rich in colour and the bark, when old, is deeply ridged; the flowers are sweet smelling and picturesque, they are basically big, bold and unashamed.
A Guiro is a Latin- American instrument that is ridged, and when you rub them with a stick, they make a sound similar to the one you hear when you drive over a cattle grid. The top of this Black Locust Burr Plant Pot is beaded, much like a Guiro.
This pot has been made to fit a standard sized plant pot, 85mm diameter and 75mm tall, the plant in the product photo is a Portulacaria Afra ‘Variegata’ succulent and can be kept in the plastic container so you can take it out of the wooden pot to soak if that’s your style. Making wooden pots this way means you are not confined to only dry loving plants like succulents but can experiment with anything you like. If you want different dimensions just let me know on ordering.
For more info about Black Locust and tree identification, and interest in general, see my blog – Tree School.
If this product is sold out but you particularly love the shape or want different dimensions to suit your plants then get in touch, I’m sure I will be able to find something similar and produce you a new unique piece based on this one.