Robinia pseudoacacia 'Purple Robe'

Robinia pseudoacacia 'Purple Robe'


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This select form of Black Locust really comes into its own in spring. The late emerging finely textured foliage begins life an interesting bronze red, before taking on greener tones in summer. Dense chains of highly fragrant purple-pink flowers erupt in late spring, and are magnets for bees, butterflies and hummingbirds, enough to make this a desirable plant for honey production.



Hardiness Zone:  Zone 4 to Zone 8
Light Requirements: Full Sun to Part Shade
Height: 9.0 m to 12.2 m
Spread: 6.0 m to 9.0 m
Soil Requirements: Average dry to evenly moist soils
Bloom Time Mid to late spring
Planting Time: Early spring to early summer, early fall
Use: Specimen tree, shade tree, pollinator gardens, honey source
Flower Colour & Shape: Pendant chains (to 20 cm long) of fragrant purplish pink pea-like flowers that become purple brown seed pods in autumn
Foliage: Pinnately compound leaves of up to 23 leaflets, emerge bronze red in spring, maturing to bronzy blue green. Fall colour is an unremarkable yellow
Benefits: Fast growth, fragrance, drought tolerant, deer resistant, salt tolerant, attracts bees, butterflies and hummingbirds

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