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Gleditsia triacanthos var. inermis

Common Name(s):
Honey locust, Honeylocust, Thornless common honeylocust
Cultivar(s):
'Summer Lace'
Category:
Trees
Comment:

Casts light shade; fine leaves result in ease of leaf clean up in fall; easy to transplant

Wildlife Value: This tree is resistant to damage by deer.

Play Value Wildlife Enhancement

Insects, Diseases, and Other Plant Problems:  Borers and webworms may be problems.  Honey locusts are susceptible to  leaf spot, canker, witches’ broom, powdery mildew and rust.

Seed Pod

Compare this plant to: Gleditsia triacanthos

Height:
30-70 ft.
Flower:
Greenish yellow fragrant flowers in summer; 7-8 in. reddish brown seed pods
Zones:
4-9
Habit:
Deciduous
Site:
Sun; range of soil types; drought tolerant
Texture:
Fine
Form:
Graceful; short trunk; open spreading crown
Width:
30-40 ft.
Growth Rate:
Rapid
Leaf:
6-8 in. alternate, pinnately or bipinnately compound leaves; bright green summer foliage; yellow to yellow-green fall color
Tags:
cpp, deciduous, play, playground, fragrant, deer resistant, children’s garden

NCCES plant id: 2003

Gleditsia triacanthos var. inermis Form
Gleditsia triacanthos var. inermis Fruit, large brown seed pod