Flowering Locust

Flowering Locust

Robinia pseudoacacia 'Purple Robe'

This is a very tough tree that grows well in hot, dry and windy conditions. It is drought tolerant once established and will grow in poor soil. Early summer brings lots of long, pendulous clusters of very fragrant purplish pink flowers. Its compound leaves turn pale yellow in fall.

It produces a 2- to -4-inch brown pod that matures in October and persists into winter.

Type of Plant: Ornamental Deciduous Shade Tree

Distinguishing Characteristics: A very tough tree that produces pendulous clusters of pink flowers

Water Use: Low

Flower Color: Pink

Sun/Location: Full Sun

Approximate Height at Maturity*: 20'

Approximate Spread at Maturity*: 12'

Tree Shape: Medium-sized upright tree with a compact, rounded form

*Under average conditions in Northern New Mexico