Gleditsia triacanthos inermis "Shademaster"

Shademaster, Shademaster Locust

A variety of Gleditsia grown for its attractive, persistent dark green foliage that turns golden-yellow in autumn.

Features: Persistent, attractive green foliage turning golden-yellow in autumn.
Applications: Shade tree in parks, lawns, gardens and streetscapes.
Description Gleditsia are proven as hardy street and shade trees, being fast-growing, heat and drought tolerant and well-suited for the demands of urban environments. Trees grow with an open, spreading canopy and have attractive, fine, somewhat weeping foliage. The 'Shademaster' variety is a thornless, medium to large tree distinctive for its spreading upper canopy, persistent dark-green foliage and golden-yellow autumn colour. Suitable for lawn sites.
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Mature height: 10-20
Mature spread: 8-15
Canopy: Initially ovoid, later broad and spreading. Moderately dense shade.
Growth rate: Fast when young
Cautions: Shape in autumn - spring pruning can be detrimental
Tolerances: Tolerates root covering. Urban environments. Heat and drought tolerant when established. Mildly frost tolerant.
Sun demands: Prefers full sun
Soil demands: Prefers moist, fertile, well drained soil. Acidic to alkaline. Tolerates periodically wet sites.
Water demands: Low
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Native or Exotic: Exotic
Leaf habit: Deciduous
Family: Fabaceae
Gleditsia triacanthos inermis
Gleditsia triacanthos inermis

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Additional references and recommended reading:

Boland, D. J. et al (2006) "Forest Trees of Australia" 5th Edition, Australia: CSIRO Publishing.

Gilman, Edward F. (1997) "Trees for Urban and Suburban Landscapes", Florida: Delmar Cengage Learning.

Lorenz von Ehren "Von Ehren Manual" 2nd Edition, Hamburg.

Rushforth, K. (2001) "Easy Tree Guide, Britain and Europe", London: Aurum Press.

Urban Forests Ecosystems Institute, "SelecTree - A Tree Selection Guide" retrieved from 2009.

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