|These tough, fast-growing trees tolerate flooding, seasonal extremes, acid and alkaline soils, highway salts and city pollution. They resist wind damage and tolerate drought once established. Their spreading branches are covered with thorny forked spines. Their long narrow pods have a sweet gummy sap, which inspires the common name, Honey Locust. Lawns or ground covers grow well under their light shading canopy, which is leafless during its long dormant period. Prune to prevent multiple trunks. Stake and train young trees. Roots break paving, so do not plant near sidewalks or curbs.
The leaves of this upright, thornless, non-fruiting variety appear late in spring, are dark green in summer, and turn yellow and drop early in autumn. Reaches 40 to 50 feet tall and has poor resistance to mimosa webworms.
Attributes - Gleditsia triacanthos inermis 'Shademaster'
Plant Type: Tree
Height: 40 ft. to 50 ft.
Width: 50 ft.
Sunlight: Full Sun
Climate: Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Notes: Thrives in Alkaline Soil, Dry Climates. Drought Tolerant, Low Maintenance. Susceptible to Caterpillars.