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Honey locust

Gleditsia melanocantha

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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

The genus has about 14 species of deciduous, broadly spreading usually thorny trees. They are grown for their attractive foliage. The leaves are pinnate or bipinnate, They will produce inconspicuous flowers which are large and often twisted, and they will also produce hanging seed pods that are filled with a sweetish edible pulp.

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.