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Robinia kelseyi/Kelsey Locust

Robinia kelseyi / Robinia kelseyi
A panicle of colorful flowers on a tree at the Zurich, Switzerland Botanical Garden in late May
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A panicle of colorful flowers on a tree at the Zurich, Switzerland Botanical Garden in late May

A hanging panicle of spring flowers

Flowers and foliage

Flowers

Hanging cluster of flowers

Specimen tree in full bloom at the Zurich, Switzerland Botanical Garden

Trunk of the Kelsey Locust

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Scientific Name: Robinia kelseyi
Common Name: Kelsey Locust
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 6, 7, 8 Determine Your Zone
Height: 15-20 feet
Spread: 10 - 15 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: Lavender
Fruit present: Summer
Light Exposure: Sun
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Low
Maintenance Level: Low
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Comments: This flowering tree produces clusters of wisteria-like flowers in great abundance in late spring. Leaves are compound, composed of seven to twenty one leaflets. Trees grow best in full sunlight in a moist, fertile soil.