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Robinia pseudoacacia 'Purple Robe' - Black Locust from Pleasant Run Nursery

Robinia pseudoacacia 'Purple Robe' PP2454

Locust - Black

‘Purple Robe’ Black Locust produces 4” pendant racemes of lavender purple fragrant flowers in May and June. The actual flowers are pea-shaped, and like other members of the pea family (Fabaceae), Robinia ‘Purple Robe’ is very adaptable because of its nitrogen-fixing abilities. The pinnate leaves emerge a somewhat bronzy red in spring, rapidly maturing to green. Like other Black Locusts, ‘Purple Robe’ can produce suckers which should be removed. An early introduction by William Flemer III.

Height

30 Feet

Spread

20 Feet

Bloom Color

Lavender/Purple

USDA Hardiness Zone

4
Current Availability
Qty Avail Description Future Crop Future Crop Ready Date
7 Robinia pseudoacacia Purple Robe #20 10-12' (fragrant purple)
Characteristics & Attributes
Attributes
Deer Resistant
Fragrant - Flower
Native
Soil Conditions
Average
Dry
Bloom Time
Spring
Exposure
Sun
Attracts Wildlife
Attracts Pollinators
Tolerance
Clay Soil Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Salt Tolerant
Tree Type
Street
Foliage Color
Green
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