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Honey locust

Gleditsia spp.

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H5

RHS hardiness

-15°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

Min

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Honey locust Overview

Contains around 15 hardy, deciduous tree species, most of which possess spikes. Typically grown for their foliage. Flowers are discrete and green-white or yellow-white in colour. Leading onto large, orange-red seed pods in optimal hot summer conditions. This genus originates from North America and Asia and includes some hybrid species. It lies in the Fabaceae (Fabaceae) family of legumes, peas and beans.

How to propagate Honey locust

Seed

You can propagate the species by seeds in the autumn.

Budding

Selected forms by budding in late summer.

Other uses of Honey locust

Grown for their foliage.