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Honey locust

Gleditsia spp.

Gleditsia triacanthos in Donetsk 2 by see here (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy


RHS hardiness


Minimum temperature

Expected size





  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Honey locust Overview

Contains around 15 hardy, deciduous tree species, most of which possess spikes. Typically grown for their foliage. Flowers are discrete and green-white or yellow-white in colour. Leading onto large, orange-red seed pods in optimal hot summer conditions. This genus originates from North America and Asia and includes some hybrid species. It lies in the Fabaceae (Fabaceae) family of legumes, peas and beans.

How to propagate Honey locust


You can propagate the species by seeds in the autumn.


Selected forms by budding in late summer.

Other uses of Honey locust

Grown for their foliage.

Deciduous Trees

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Acacia spp.

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