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Gleditsia triacanthos var. inermis 60-80cm

Gleditsia triacanthos var. inermis 60-80cm

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Gleditsia triacanthos var. inermis, commonly known as the Thornless Honeylocust, is a deciduous tree admired for its elegant appearance and absence of thorns. This variety is a cultivar of the native Honeylocust tree, Gleditsia triacanthos. It belongs to the Fabaceae family and is native to North America. The Thornless Honeylocust typically reaches heights of 15 to 24 meters (50 to 80 feet) and features a graceful, open canopy with fine, pinnately compound leaves that provide light, dappled shade. The leaves are bright green and turn a pleasing yellow color in the fall, contributing to the tree's overall visual appeal. In spring, small greenish-yellow flowers appear, but they are relatively inconspicuous. The tree produces long, flat, and twisted seed pods that are typically less messy than those of the wild Honeylocust. Thornless Honeylocust is prized for its adaptability to various soil types, drought tolerance, and lack of thorns, making it a popular choice for urban landscapes, parks, and as a shade tree.

Cultivation:

  1. Climate: Thornless Honeylocust is adaptable to a wide range of climates, including temperate and subtropical regions. It is known for its heat and drought tolerance.

  2. Sunlight: Plant your Thornless Honeylocust in a location that receives full sun to partial shade. It thrives in areas with ample sunlight.

  3. Soil: Provide well-draining soil with good fertility. This tree is versatile and can tolerate a variety of soil types, including clay, loam, and sandy soils.

  4. Watering: Water your Thornless Honeylocust regularly during its establishment period. Once established, it is relatively drought-tolerant and can withstand dry spells.

  5. Mulching: Apply a layer of organic mulch around the base of the tree to retain soil moisture, regulate soil temperature, and suppress weeds. Avoid piling mulch against the trunk.

  6. Fertilization: Thornless Honeylocust typically does not require heavy fertilization. A balanced, slow-release fertilizer applied in the spring can provide essential nutrients.

  7. Pruning: Prune your Thornless Honeylocust as needed to maintain its shape and remove dead or crowded branches. It generally requires minimal pruning.

  8. Pests and Diseases: This variety is relatively resistant to pests and diseases. However, monitor for common issues like canker, leaf spot, and spider mites, and address them if they appear.

  9. Spacing: When planting multiple Thornless Honeylocust trees, space them adequately to allow for their mature size and to ensure proper air circulation within the canopy.

  10. Transplanting: Young Thornless Honeylocust trees are often easier to transplant than older specimens. If transplanting, take care to preserve the root ball and minimize root disturbance.

Gleditsia triacanthos var. inermis, the Thornless Honeylocust, is a versatile and visually appealing tree that can enhance urban landscapes, provide shade, and withstand challenging environmental conditions. Its thornless variety makes it especially suitable for areas where safety or aesthetics are a concern. With proper care and attention to its specific requirements, it can thrive and beautify your surroundings for many years.

 IMPORTANT: Please be aware that picture 1 show adult plant not for sale, the offer is for a plant in the dimension indicated in title description.

Please be aware that most plants change across seasons. For example, some of them will naturally lose leaves or change in colour during colder months. Do not hesitate to contact us for further informations about the plants of your interest.

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Plant height: 60-80cm

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