Gleditsia triacanthos inermis "Sunburst"

Honey Locust, Golden Honey Locust

A variety of Gleditsia grown for its attractive foliage shape and colour; yellow-green as new growth and yellow in autumn.

Features: Foliage colour and delicate shape; new yellow-green shoots and yellow autumn colours. Hardy.
Applications: Streetscapes - avenues, islands and carparks. Shade tree. Parks, lawns and gardens.
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 'Sunburst' variety grows to a thornless tree, a versatile small to medium-size and is distinctive for its colour - bright yellow shoots turning later to yellow-green and yellow autumn colours. Suitable for lawn sites.
Availability: Torbay, Champion Lakes : 100L
Mature height: 8-16
Mature spread: 8-12
Canopy: Open, spreading. Moderate 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 but broadly tolerant. 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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