Gleditsia triacanthos var. inermis--Thornless Common Honeylocust
Hardiness Zones: 3 to 9
Height: 45 ft
Spread: 45 ft
Type: deciduous tree
Annual Growth Rate: more than 18 inches
Comments: While the main honeylocust species has undesirable thorns and large seed pods, these
beautiful cultivars are both thornless and seedless. The tree
is strong wooded and casts light shade. Lawns grow well beneath Honeylocust and there are few leaves
to rake up in the fall, making it a terrific shade tree to use near
decks and balconies. The tree has no particular soil preferences and is
effective in dry areas. Honeylocust has a yellow fall color.
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