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Gleditsia - Honey Locust

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Gleditsia (The Latin name commemorates Gottlieb Gleditsch, director of the Berlin Botanical Gardens, who died in 1786.) is a popular tree because of its  rapid growth and small leaves which provide filtered shade, but does not generate a mess to clean up in  fall.  We offer a number of varieties to choose from.  See below...

 

 

Gleditsia triacanthos var. inermis ‘Elegantissima
Elegantissima Honey Locust
 


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Gleditsia triacanthos var. inermis ‘Emerald Kascade’
Emerald Kascade Honey Locust
 

 

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Height: 16'
Spread: 16'
Zone: 3
Foliage: green
Shape: weeping
Fall Color: yellow
Flowers: insignificant
Fruit: podless

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An interesting weeping tree with dark foliage which turns butter-yellow in fall. Makes a nice small specimen.


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Gleditsia triacanthos var. inermis ‘Halka’
Halka
Honey Locust
(aka 'Christie' Honey Locust)

 


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Height: 40'
Spread: 40'
Zone: 3
Foliage: green
Shape: oval, rounded
Fall Color: yellow
Flowers: insignificant
Fruit: few pods

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Fast growing with a full, rounded crown.  Excellent golden fall color.  Generally fruitless, but occasional pods have been reported to occur.


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Gleditsia triacanthos var. inermis  ‘Imperial’
Imperial® Honey Locust
 

 

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Height: 35'
Spread: 35'
Zone: 3
Foliage: green
Shape: rounded
Fall Color: yellow
Flowers: insignificant
Fruit: podless

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Imperial is the smallest, most compact, and formal in appearance of the Honey Locust.  Graceful, spreading branching habit forms a rounded crown.


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Gleditsia triacanthos var. inermis  ‘Wandell’
Perfection Honey Locust
 


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Height: 50'
Spread: 35'
Zone: 3
Foliage: green
Shape: upright
Fall Color: yellow
Flowers: insignificant
Fruit: podless

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Fast growing tree that develops a heavy, dense crown at an early age.  Dark green foliage and plentiful branching gives this selection a lush appearance.


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Gleditsia triacanthos var. inermis  ‘Skyline’
Skyline® Honey Locust
 


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Height: 45'
Spread: 35'
Zone: 3
Foliage: green
Shape: broadly pyramidal
Fall Color: yellow
Flowers: insignificant
Fruit: podless

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A uniform pyramidal habit makes this Honey Locust our most popular seller. Tolerates various environmental conditions. An ideal street tree selection.


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Gleditsia triacanthos var. inermis  ‘Sunburst’ Sunburst® Honey Locust
 

Gleditsia Sunburst - Sunburst Honey Locust

Height: 40'
Spread: 35'
Zone: 3
Foliage: tip growth yellow
Shape: irregular
Fall Color: yellow
Fruit: insignificant
Fruit: podless

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This cultivar exhibits new growth that is bright yellow, showy, and contrasts well with the darker green interior.


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Gleditsia triacanthos var. inermis  ‘True Shade’
True Shade® Honey Locust

 

 

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Height: 40'
Spread: 35'
Zone: 3
Foliage: green
Shape: broad oval
Fall Color: yellow
Flowers: insignificant
Fruit: podless

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A rapid grower with good branching structure.