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Honey Locust

Gleditsia triacanthos

Also known as

Common Honey-Locust, Honey-Chuck, Sweet Locust, Three-Thorned Acacia, Sweet-Bean, Thorny Locust, Thornless common honeylocust

Gleditsia triacanthos by Thomas Koffel (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/)

Full Sun
Moderate care
Light watering
Frost Hardy

H7

RHS hardiness

-20°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

30m

Max

20m

20m

Min

14m

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Honey Locust Overview

The species has a compact feathery fern-like appearance, They are tolerant of many conditions, including air pollution, drought, acidic or alkaline soils and high winds. This species of tree is normally thorny. The long pods are about 30cms and are edible, broad with sweetish pulp and roundish, hard seeds. The leaves are dark green and divided into many 2cm long leaflets; they will turn yellow in early autumn.

How to propagate Honey Locust

Seed

You can propagate the species by seeds in the autumn.

Budding

Selected forms by budding in late summer.

Other uses of Honey Locust

Specimen Suitable for coastal conditions.

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