Robinia 'Purple Robe'

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  1. wcutler

    wcutler Renowned Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    I like this cultivar - Robinia 'Purple Robe'. This one in the garden was accessioned in 2011.
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    I remember being excited when I first saw one growing as a street tree. I was less excited when I saw it three years later. I don't know if they're just weak trees, or this street tree was already compromised and couldn't withstand whatever that storm was.
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  2. Michael F

    Michael F Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    I've read elsewhere that it is very prone to breaking.

    Other similarly brittle popular cultivars include Pyrus calleryana 'Bradford' and Fraxinus angustifolia 'Raywood'.
     

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