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Gleditsia triacanthos 'Inermis' /Inermis Thornless Honeylocust

Gleditsia triacanthos 'Inermis'   / Gleditsia triacanthos 'Inermis'
Autumn color a short-lived feature
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Autumn color a short-lived feature

Typical locust foliage

Makes a nice, manageable lawn specimen in the Upper South

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Scientific Name: Gleditsia triacanthos 'Inermis'
Common Name: Inermis Thornless Honeylocust
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Determine Your Zone
Height: over 50 feet
Spread: 40 - 50 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: White, Green
Fruit present: Fall
Fruit color: Brown
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
No
Landscape Categories: Deer Resistant-Tolerant Plants
Plants for Autumn Color
Comments: This thronless variety is preferred over the species because of lack of thorns. It can tolerate some shade when young, but need full sunlight. It has beautiful golden yellow foliage in autumn. Many cultivars exist. It is one of the better urban tolerant trees.