University of Illinois Extension
University of Illinois Extension - Selecting Trees for Your Home
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Thornless Common Honeylocust
Gleditsia triacanthos var. inermis
Thornless Common Honeylocust leaves
Size:

Small
Size: medium
Medium
Size: large
Large
Exposure/ Light Requirements:
Full Shade not required.
Full Shade
Full Sun required.
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade not required.
Partial Sun/Shade
Pests and Problems:

Environmental Damage

Fungal Disease

Insect Damage


Honeylocust borer, webworm, spider mites, plant bugs, canker, leaf spot, powdery mildew, and root rot.
Hardiness Zone: 5 - 8 
[Find Your Zone]
Mature Height: 40-70 Feet
Features: Compound leaves with small leaflets, leading to a dappled shade under the tree; autumn color usually yellow.
Culture: Full sun; moist, well drained soil; tolerates drought, high pH, and salt.
Cultivars:

Many, including

  • 'Imperial'-somewhat vase shaped, produces a few seed pods, vary hardy.
  • 'Moraine'-seedless, broad vase shape, good yellow fall color.
  • 'Skyline'-seedless, pyramidal form, good fall color, very hardy.
Mature Form: Rounded to broad spreading, rather open
Native To: United States (and Illinois)
Soil Conditions:
Soil condition: DryDry
Soil condition: Moist, Well-DrainedMoist, Well-Drained
Wet
Tolerance:
Tolerance: Alkaline SoilAlkaline Soil
Tolerance: Dry SitesDry Sites
Tolerance: SaltSalt
Soil Compaction
Wet Sites
Tolerance: WindWind
Uses:
Massing
Patio
Screen
Use for: Shade.Shade
Specimen
Use for: Street.Street
Wind Break
Foliage Color: Green
 
Fall Foliage Color: Yellow
 
Additional Notes: Many insect and disease problems have become serious due to the overuse of this species; cultivars that produce seed pods can be messy.

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