Purple Robe Black Locust

Robinia pseudoacacia 'Purple Robe'

  • Broad, upright, with an oval crown
  • Pinnate compound leaves are bronze-green in the summer, yellow in the fall
  • Fragrant wisteria-like violet-purple flowers
  • Flowers are followed by smooth flat purple-brown seed pods
  • Dark gray-brown bark is deeply furrowed
  • Bloom Time: May

ZONE:
4

COLOUR:
Purple

HEIGHT:
10-12 m

SPREAD:
7-8 m

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Growing and Maintenance Tips:


Violet-purple spring flowers make this an interesting tree for the landscape. A good selection for locations which are susceptible to drought. Avoid pruning in the spring as it tends to "bleed" when cut. 

Characteristics & Attributes


FLOWERING TIME:
Spring
HABIT:
Rounded
Oval
FOLIAGE COLOR:
Purple
Green
Bronze
LANDSCAPE USES:
Specimen