honey-locust - Fabaceae Gleditsia triacanthos

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Taxonomy

FamilyFabaceae
GenusGleditsia
Speciestriacanthos
Common Namehoney-locust
iTree CodeGLTR

Plant Form

FormTree: spreading open canopy
Height70 feet
Spread40 feet
DeciduousYes

Identification Description

Foliagepinnately or bi-pinnately compound, leaflets small & oval (16-20)Leaf Type Information IconCompound - Bipinnately
Needles0
Barkred/brown smooth with lenticels when young; then scaly/cracked ridges; may have many stiff thorns
Budfalse terminal bud; small, not raised, multiple buds clustered, difficult to seeBud Arrangement Information IconAlternate
Twigbrown/red-brown, zig-zag in appearance, may have thorns
Flowergreen-yellow flowers
Fruitlong, twisted pods, green turning leather brown, seed brown “bean” shaped
Fall Coloryellow

Site Characteristics

USDA Zones   info for zonespH LevelsSalt Tolerance
Min4aMin4.8SoilModerate
Max9aMax8.0SprayModerate

Shade ToleranceDrought ToleranceAllelopathy
IntolerantHighNo

Species Status

Nebraska NativeYes Check
U.S. Native
Region of OriginUnited States, Canada
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