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
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:
Information Sources: CSU Extension; Alamosa Tree Board