Honey Locust Gleditsia triacanthos 50 Seeds
Honey Locust Gleditsia triacanthos 50 Seeds
Honey Locust Gleditsia triacanthos 50 Seeds
Honey Locust Gleditsia triacanthos 50 Seeds
Honey Locust Gleditsia triacanthos 50 Seeds
Honey Locust Gleditsia triacanthos 50 Seeds

Honey Locust Gleditsia triacanthos 50 Seeds

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Gleditsia triacanthos, commonly called honey locust, is native from Pennsylvania to Iowa south to Georgia and Texas. It typically grows 60-80’ (less frequently to 120’) tall with a rounded spreading crown. Trunk and branches have stout thorns (to 3” long) that are solitary or three-branched. Inconspicuous, greenish yellow to greenish white flowers appear in racemes in late spring. Flowers are followed by long, twisted and flattened, dark purplish-brown seedpods (to 18” long) which mature in late summer and persist well into winter. Seedpods contain, in addition to seeds, a sweet gummy substance that gives honey locust its common name. Best grown in organically rich, moist, well-drained soils in full sun. Tolerant of a wide range of soils. Also tolerant of wind, high summer heat, drought and saline conditions.

Growing Instructions

  1. Scarify the seeds by nicking or sanding the seed coat.
  2. Soak the seed in water for 24 hours.
  3. The seeds like moist, well-drained soil. Prepare a mixture of half potting soil and half sand, perlite or vermiculite. Put the soil in a pot. Water the mixture so that it is moist but not wet.
  4. Put the seeds on the soil.
  5. Cover the seeds with a thin layer of soil.
  6. Water the seeds.
  7. Place the pots in an area in full sun or part shade.
  8. When the seedlings are a few inches tall, they can be transplanted.