Gleditsia triacanthos

f. inermis

Thornless Honeylocust

Form and Growth Characteristics:
Plant Type - Tree
Growth Rate - Fast, 2' or more per year.
Mature Height - 30-70'
Mature Width - 30-70'
Longevity -

Ornamental Characteristics:
Flower - Polygamo-dioecious, perfect and imperfect flowers on same tree, greenish-yellow blooming from May-June. Fragrant and nectar laden.
Fruit - pod, reddish-brown to blackish, strap-shaped, 7-18" long, 1" wide, seeds oval, shiny dark brown, hard.
Leaf -
Fall Color - Clear yellow to yellow-green
Bark - On old trees grayish-brown, broken up into long, narrow, scaly ridges which are seperated by deep furrows
Other Features - Gives filtered shade but overused and disease prone.
Possible Use -
Season Of Interest -

Culture and Care:
Care Requirements - Highly adaptable to a wide range of conditions, drought tolerant, high pH, salt tolerant, full sun, prune in fall.
Native Habitat - Pennsylvania to Nebraska and south to Texas and Mississippi
Diseases and Insects - leaf spot, cankers, witches' broom, powdery mildew, rust, honeylocust borer, midge pod gall, webworm and spider mites
Strength -
Weakness -

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Find Related Plants:
- Other plants with the common name Honeylocust.
- Other plants of the family Fabaceae.
- Other plants of the genus Gleditsia.
- Other plants of the species Gleditsia triacanthos.