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Honeylocust

Honeylocust

Honeylocust

Honeylocust
Gleditsia triacanthos

Honeylocust is a fast-growing tree that tolerates poor soil conditions and is useful for establishing shade trees in new housing developments or parks. The fruit of the honeylocust is a flat legume (pod) that matures in early autumn. The pulp on the inside of its pods is edible, unlike the black locust, which is toxic. Honeylocusts produce a high quality, rot-resistant wood that polishes well, but the tree rarely grows in numbers to support its widespread use.

Honeylocust branches often have distinct thorns. The pinnately compound (older trees) or bipinnately compound leaves (younger trees) turn a brilliant yellow color in the autumn.

 

Location Points C.B.H. Height Crown
100 Reese Ave., Harrington 234 138 82 56
Brandywine Park, Wilmington 176 107 57 47
Brandywine Park, Wilmington 173 90 72 42