Honey Locust

Honey Locust

By Kevmin (Own work) CC-BY-SA-3.0 (www.creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0) or GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html)

Honey Locust Gleditsia triacanthos var. inermis

This is one of the most adaptable trees in the Rocky Mountains because it is tolerant of deicing salt along streets and highways.  It is also a wide spreading shade tree that grows in varied soils.  This tree has bright green leaves in summer and turn bright yellow in early fall.  They are accented by greenish yellow flowers that have slight sweet fragrance.  The strong branches are capable of bearing heavy snow loads.  The max height is 60′ and a canopy of 40′.

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