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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-27-2008, 03:15 PM Thread Starter
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I have this beautiful tree in my yard and I am having a hard time find what it is called. I believe it is a locust of some kind. Does anyon have a clue? Another question is it better to cut your roses as they bloom or let them just die off on the plant?

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-27-2008, 04:10 PM
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Beautiful tree. Can you get a closeup of the flowers, leaves and tree bark?

Locusts had seed pods and a very distinctive rough bark.
It really reminds me of my crepe myrtles, based on the clumps of flowers and main trunks - but, again, a closeup would really help. Does the bark peel off each year?

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I was thinking crape myrtle too.

http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/ - this has lots of pics.
Very nice site, BTW, I am going to have to bookmark it myself!

And I do believe you are supposed to clip roses before they fall off, but someone can correct me on that!

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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-27-2008, 04:18 PM
 
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i bought one of those for my dad i think....was called something like Purple Robe or purple.... (something to do with holy people)
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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-27-2008, 04:24 PM
 
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Yup, its a Purple Robe Locust "Robinia"
http://www.mobot.org/gardeninghelp/plan ... ?code=C142

or a picture as found on the Landscapers forums
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wow you guys are great! that is it! Now off to learn all about it. THANKS!!
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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-27-2008, 08:33 PM
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You weren't far wrong, dmcwlvssr . Black locust is its common name. It is beautiful!




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It's a beautiful tree.


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