Purple Robe Black Locust

General Info

  • Latin Name - Robinia pseudoacacia ‘Purple Robe’
  • Native Range - Pennsylvania to Georgia, West to Iowa, Missouri and Oklahoma
  • Growth Rate - Fast
  • Mature Height - 30–50’
  • Mature Spread - 20–35’

Arborist Thoughts

  • One of the prettiest forms of Black Locust with dark pink to purple flowers that resemble wisteria.
  • This fast-growing, urban tolerant tree is easy to grow and an excellent choice for challenging sites.
  • Good tree where dappled shade is desired