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Honey Locust

Gleditsia triacanthos f. inermis 'Sunburst'

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Full Sun
Moderate care
Light watering
Frost Hardy


USDA zone


Minimum temperature

Expected size








30 years to reach maturity


  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

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Honey Locust Overview

Gleditsia triacanthos f.inermis 'Sunburst' is a small deciduous tree that has an airy and open canopy with delicate foliage that is a pale yellow when new. This tree is often chosen as a sturdier alternative to a Robinia pseudoacacia with stouter limbs with the added bonus of being thornless. Being tolerant of pollution, drought, salt, and winds making this tree well suited to roadsides, carparks, and coastal gardens.

Common problems with Honey Locust

Can be susceptible to gall midges.

    How to harvest Honey Locust

    Not generally harvested

    Special features of Honey Locust

    Attractive leaves

    Drought resistant

    Attractive flowers

    Flowers are small and can be inconspicuous. Buds can have a slight pinkness to them before they burst.


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