Sunburst Honeylocust

Height: 10 ft
Width: 15 ft
Fall Color: Purple

Sunburst Honeylocust

Gleditsia triacanthos var. inermis Suncole

Tree Overview:

The Sunburst Honeylocust is a deciduous tree prized for its lovely foliage. They make lovely front yard specimens, and a few planted along the street would also draw attention. The Sunburst honeylocust’s light green leaves and open canopy will create the charming effect of dappled sunlight in your yard rather than the full shade that more dense trees provide.

Height: 40 ft
Width: 35 ft
Fall Color: Yellow-Brown

Care details

The Sunburst Honeylocust tolerates a wide range of soils including acidic, alkaline, moist, dry and salty soils. It has moderate tolerance for both flooding and drought.

Leaf/needle description

The leaves are pinnately compound on older trees but bipinnately compound on vigorous young trees. In shape, the compound leaves are fern-like, with a fine texture. The branching pattern is relatively open and airy.

Fruit, cone, nut, and seed descriptions

The fruit of the honey locust is a flat legume (pod) that matures in early autumn. The pods are generally between 15–20 cm (6–8 in). The pulp on the insides of the pods is edible, unlike the black locust, which is toxic.