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Robinia pseudoacacia 'Purple Robe'



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About This Product

Botanical Name: Robinia pseudoacacia 'Purple Robe'

Common Name: Purple Robe Black Locust

A deciduous tree with suckering roots and an upright, oval crown, more dense than the species. Blue-green leaves divide into many oval leaflets. Foliage emerges bronze-red. Nonshowy yellow fall color. Fragrant masses of dark violet, sweetpea-like flowers attract bees during the short bloom cycle in late spring. Similar appearance to R. x ambigua idahoensis.

USDA Zone: Zones 5 - 10

Sunset Zone: Zones 1 - 24

Mature Height: 30 - 40 feet

Mature Width: 20 - 30 feet

Light Needs: Full Sun

Water Needs: Low, Moderate

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