Gleditsia tricanthos 'Sunburst® Honeylocust'
Gleditsia Tricanthos Var Inermis 'Suncole'
Bright, golden-bronze foliage on branch tips of new growth eventually changes to green. Growth is ascending and forms a broad pyramidal head. This variety is thornless and seedless and reaches 30 to 35 feet tall and 35 feet wide.
A very popular shade tree, valued for its delicate, ferny appearance which casts a dappled shade below; foliage emerges a brilliant yellow, fading to light green; broad spreading habit of growth, seedless, very tolerant of adverse growing conditions.
Ornamental Features: Sunburst Honeylocust has attractive lime green foliage which emerges gold in spring. The pinnately compound leaves are highly ornamental and turn an outstanding yellow in the fall. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.
Landscape Attributes: Sunburst Honeylocust is an open deciduous tree with an upright spreading habit of growth. It lends an extremely fine and delicate texture to the landscape composition which can make it a great accent feature on this basis alone. This is a relatively low maintenance tree and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed.
Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.
- Light: Full Sun
- Water: Average
- Height: 45-50 feet
- Space: 35-40 feet