Overview:Categories: Deciduous, Fall Color, Proven Performer, Windbreak
Large deciduous tree, with spreading branches which form a broad graceful crown, attaining height of 50 – 75 ft. Native to North America up to 7,500 ft elevation, it has rapid, vigorous growth in almost any soil and tolerance to drought makes it a valuable windbreak tree, with handsome yellow fall foliage.
Use in central rows of multi-row windbreaks. It may be used for single row windbreaks, however it leafs out later than most species and drops its’ leaves earlier.
Limited wildlife use, but does provide cover for some songbirds, and is eaten by small mammals and deer.
With its drought resistance and elevation needs, it has proven to perform in Double El district area.
Features:Scientfic Name: Gleditsia triacanthos inermis
Growth Habit: Open
Growth Rate: Rapid
Max. Height (ft): 75
Max Width/Spread (ft): 50
Life Span: Moderate
Cold Hardiness: Very Good
Drought Resistance: Very Good
Elevation Range: 7500
Wildlife Value: Fair
Wildlife Notes: Honey locust pods are eaten by livestock, deer, squirrels, rabbits and birds.
Possible Insect Issues: pod gall midge, scale insects
Possible Disease Issues: thyronectria canker, sunscald, cytospora canker
Miscellany: Usually Thornless
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