The Honeylocust is a tough, medium-sized flowering tree, usually growing 60-80 feet tall, that casts a light shade. It has a rounded spreading crown, with greenish yellow to greenish white flowers appearing in May or June. This is an adaptable tree well suited for streets and parking lots.
|Latin Name||Gleditsia triaconthos f. inermis ‘Skycole’
|Color of Leaf||Dark green, attractive yellow in fall|
|Shape of Leaf||Pinnate to bipinnate leaves with ovate leaflets 1/2″ to 1 1/2″ long|
|Color of Flower||Inconspicuous green yellow to greenish white|
|Shape of Flower||Appear as racemes in late spring|
|Bark Characteristics||Nearly black, smooth on young trees, broken into large thick scales when mature|
The ‘Skycole’ cultivar is a relatively old line dating from 1957, bred for use in cities and streetscapes. This variety is thornless, nearly seedless, and its leaves turn an attractive yellow color in the fall. An attractive feature of this variety is that the ‘Skycole’ cultivar does not require much water, and is heat tolerant, making it a perfect tree to plant for community foresters and college campuses.