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Details:
  • Date Photo Taken

    05 / 14 / 2014

  • Season Photo Was Taken

    Spring

  • Region Photo Was Taken

    Southeast

  • City

    Loganville

  • State

    Georgia

  • Posted by

    Loretta0907

Notes:

Can you tell me if this small purple tree is invasive or a nuisance plant? I think it would look good in my backyard area. Also can you give me a few facts about it such as can it be transplanted from a roadside field easily and does it require any special care (full sun, low moisture, etc.)?

Comments

  • stone Master Identifier says:

    I’m thinking Robinia pseudoacacia ÔPurple RobeÕ You might want to read this article and then make up your own mind: http://www.gardeninggonewild.com/?p=122 Locust has a lot going for it… The wood doesn’t rot, so it makes sense to grow them as posts, or to build garden beds with… The plant is a legume… adds nitrogen to the soil… attracts pollinators like mad…. the flowers smell nice, the leaves are showy… But you get suckering (babies coming up all over the yard from the roots), and the trees drop large limbs…

    May 16th, 2014 at 9:30am

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