Gleditsia triacanthos, Honey Locust, Honeylocust. Thornless Honeylocust
Thornless Honeylocust

Gleditsia triacanthos

Honey Locust, Honeylocust
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Caesalpinioideae
Origin: North America
Small tree 10-20 ftSemi-shadeFull sunDry conditionsModerate waterUnusual colorThorny or spinyPlant attracts butterflies, hummingbirdsDeciduous plant

Its cultivars are popular ornamental plants, especially in the northern plains of North America where few other trees can survive and prosper. It tolerates urban conditions, compacted soil, road salt, alkaline soil, heat and drought. Thornless forms (Gleditsia triacanthos inermis) are occasionally found growing wild and are available as nursery plants.

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