Tree Detail

Robinia pseudoacacia


Locust, Purple Robe

Robinia pseudoacacia   "Purple Robe"

Category: deciduous tree   Size: medium

Mature Size: 30-40' x 20-30'

Zone: 3   Growth Rate: fairly fast


Elevation (if known): To 7,500'

Water: It is not a tree for stressful planting situations in dry climates. Provide adequate water during establishment and moderate watering thereafter.

Soil : Tolerant of most soils and fixes nitrogen

Sun: Full.

Comments: Showy, pink flowers. Patented in 1964.

Warnings: Thorns! Can be brittle as are other locusts.

Alamosa Tree Board Recommended? yes

Street Tree? yes   Street Tree Conditions: Only where thorns won't be a problem.

CO/NM native? no   Native to:

Known Locations:

Information Sources: CSU Extension; Alamosa Tree Board