Common Thornless Honeylocust

Arbor walk #78, Treekeeper ID #3229

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.

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.

Common NameCommon Thornless Honeylocust
Latin NameGleditsia triaconthos f. inermis
Indigenous Name(s)
Cultivar/Variety ‘Skycole’
Commercial NameSKYLINE

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