Common Thornless Honeylocust

Arbor walk #78, Treekeeper ID #3229

The Honeylocust is a tough, medium-sized shade tree that usually grows around 60′ to 80′ tall. It has greenish-yellow to greenish-white flowers that appear 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. It was bred for use in cities and streetscapes. This variety is thornless, nearly seedless, and its leaves turn an attractive yellow color in the fall. Another great feature of this variety is that the ‘Skycole’ cultivar does not require much water and is heat tolerant. This makes it a perfect tree to plant for community foresters and college campuses.

More infromation on the Common Thornless Honeylocusts in our Arboretum here!

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

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