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Description

Enjoy gorgeous flowers and comfortable shade! In spring, this stunner infuses your yard with dangling, wisteria-like clusters of fragrant, pink-purple flowers that can be clipped to make lovely bouquets. Also features young, metallic red leaves that mature to be a beautiful blue-green and provide cooling shade all summer. Cold-hardy and drought-tolerant. Matures to be 30-40' tall and 25-30' wide.

Characteristics

Bloom Color Pink, Purple
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 6.8 - 7.5
Years to Bear 2 - 3
Zone Range 4 - 8

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 4 - 8
My Hardiness Zone ?
The USDA hardiness zones offer a guide to varieties that will grow well in certain climates. Each zone corresponds to the minimum winter temperatures experienced in a given area. Make sure that your hardiness zone lies within the zone compatability range of this variety before ordering.

Size & Spacing

Mature Size

When your tree matures, it will be approximately 30 - 40' tall x 25 - 30' wide.

Recommended Spacing

We recommend spacing these trees 25 - 30' apart to ensure room for growth.

Tools & Supplies

Having the proper tools and supplies when growing your own can make the difference between a good harvest and a great harvest! Here's a list that our experts recommend for this variety.

Planting & Care

Learn all about how to grow flowering trees in The Growing Guide. An entire section of our website dedicated to your growing success.

Shipping Information

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Shipping Restrictions

Agricultural regulations prohibit shipment of certain types of trees and plants. We do our best to provide a selection that gives everyone a chance to grow their own. This item cannot be shipped to all of MA.

Our Promise of Satisfaction

1 Year Warranty

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Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
Has been my favorite tree for 20 years. Fast growing, hardy, and spring blossoms are beautiful.
Kenneth Q on Apr 11, 2016
Black locusts are loved by honeybees, and the red flowers would be awesome!
JEFFREY K on Mar 11, 2016
Has been my favorite tree for 20 years. Fast growing, hardy, and spring blossoms are beautiful.
Kenneth Q on Apr 11, 2016
Love the color purple as opposed to the regular white locust.
John K on Mar 18, 2016
Black locusts are loved by honeybees, and the red flowers would be awesome!
JEFFREY K on Mar 11, 2016
These were spectacular here in Kansas last year, and I wanted more.
DOUG K on Mar 8, 2016
Love the color purple as opposed to the regular white locust.
John K on Mar 18, 2016
These were spectacular here in Kansas last year, and I wanted more.
DOUG K on Mar 8, 2016
Does this tree have thorns?
psjh1 on Mar 26, 2016
BEST ANSWER: A few short thorns widely spaced. Nothing like other locust's. Tree grows quickly 3-4ft/year
Can a Purple Robe Locust grow in a Tucson Az. climate?
Bruce on Apr 27, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I am in Texas, and It gets pretty hot. We had one that did so awesome, and never watered, but then we did some irrigation repairs, and found out it was drinking from a leaking valve. We fixed the valve, and the tree died. Now we have a few baby ones that are scattered around, and they are doing great with little to no watering, so if you get one they key will probably be consistency with watering or not watering.
Would any portion of this tree, leaves, blossoms etc. be hazardous to my dogs?
Patty S on Apr 12, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The bark and leaves can be toxic if consumed in large quantities. The (raw) seed pods may be toxic in large quantities as well. I'd suggest you ask your vet what they think about your dogs being around this tree (Robinia pseudoacacia/black locust).
How long do they take to blossom?
Brenda H on Mar 31, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Ideally, you should see your first flowers in approximately 2 years (depends on the location in which it was planted and other environmental factors).
How well does this tree do in wind? Is it brittle or break easily?
Lindy R on Apr 12, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The tree's thinner branches may succumb to strong winds, so if you're in a notoriously windy area, you might opt for something with more durable limbs.

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