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Honeylocust in beautiful fall colorThornless Honeylocust

Gleditsia triacanthos var. inermis--Thornless Common Honeylocust 

Hardiness Zones: 3 to 9 
Height: 45 ft
Spread: 45 ft
Form: irregular 
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. 

Cultivars: 

Shademaster(R)(PP1515) - An irregularly shaped tree with an upright branching structure. 
'Skycole' (Skyline(R))(PP1619) - A broadly pyramidal tree with good environmental tolerance.
'Suncole' (Sunburst(R))(PP1313) - An irregularly shaped tree that has tufts of yellow foliage at the branch tips . A favorite of plant bugs and leafhoppers, the feeding of which causes leaf drop. 

Green-leafed honeylocust foliage Sunburst Honeylocust foliage

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