name botanical:Gleditsia triacanthos
family:Legume or pea or bean family (Fabaceae)
height:up to 40 m (131 ft)
The leaves of Honey locust are bipinnately compound with 14 – 26 leaflets. The single leaf is lanceolate with a serrated leaf margin. The leaf is up to 20 cm (7.9 in) long.
fall foliage:bright yellow
The greenish small flowers are arranged in grape-like and sprout along with the leaves.
gender distribution:monoecious / unisexual
The dark brown fruit pods are up to 40 cm (15.75 in) long. They are crescent-shaped, conspicuous and falling down. The seeds taste sweet.
The branches are thorny and they takes very well cutting.
bark:The bark is gray to gray-brown, furrowed and with thorns.
root:Deep-rooting plant, taproot forming
location:Sun to slight shade
soil:sandy to loamy
ph value:slightly acidic to strongly alkaline
single tree in parks and green areas, thorn hedge