Scientific Name: Gleditsia triacanthos f. inermis Form: Irregular, Oval - vertical
Common Name:thornless honey locust Texture:Fine
Family Name:FabaceaeHabit: Irregular, Open, Twiggy, Spreading
Plant Type: Tree - deciduous Mature Size (ht. X w.):15 - 22m x 10 - 15m
Origin: Canada - central, Canada - eastern, U.S. - northeast, U.S. - central Hardiness Zone:Zone 4: (-34 to -29 C)
Leaves: Compound, Alternate, Soft flexible, Even-pinnate, Lanceolate, Crenate, Serrulate
Flowers: Raceme, White, May- Jun
Fruit: Legume, Brown, Sep- Oct, (Persistent)
Exposure: Full sun
Soil or Media: Well-drained
Landscape Uses: Fall interest, Specimen plant
Key ID Features:Leaves pinnately or bipinnately compound, many small leaflets 1-4 cm long. Winter ID: buds very small; legumes long, twisted, dark brown; branches zigzag with swollen nodes and gnarled leaf scars; crown open; bark is mottled gray.