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Gleditsia Triacanthos

Botanical Name:

Gleditsia triacanthos

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How to Grow
Water
Medium
Water moderately, allowing the top 3cm to dry out between watering.
Sunlight
Partial Shade - Full Sun
~
3-6 hours of sun per day, with protection from intense mid-day sun
Soil
Moist, deep, well-drained soil. Medium Loam, Clay Loam, Clay
Heat Tolerant
yes
Cold Tolerant
yes
Characteristics

Bloom Time

Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug

Plant Type

Trees, Native Plant, Tree, Perennial, Not climbing

Lifespan

Woody, Perennial

Plant Height

72-100 ft.

Flower

Small greenish yellow 2 to 3 inch long, narrow, hanging, clustered flowers. Flowers have a sweet fragrance and bloom for about two weeks in summer.

Fruit

Female flowers are replaced by reddish-brown, twisted, flat bean pods 12 to 18 inches long containing oval seeds appear in the summer and can remain on the tree through the winter. Seed pods twist into corkscrew shapes and can be messy to maintain once they fall off the tree. The pods turn black when ripe and contain a sweet-tasting sticky substance that gives Honeylocust its common name., Brown

Benefits
Ornamental

Attractive, Shade tree

Attracts

Butterflies

Warning

Plant has thorns or prickles.

Taxonomy

Order

Fabales

Family

Fabaceae

Genus

Gleditsia

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