Tree Detail

Gleditsia triacanthos inermis


Honeylocust, Skyline

Gleditsia triacanthos inermis   "Skyline"

Category: deciduous tree   Size: medium

Mature Size: 40-50' x 30-45'

Zone: 4 -   Growth Rate: fast

Foliage: Leaves are green, turning yellow in autumn.

Elevation (if known): To 6,500'

Water: Moderate. Water deeply when watering. Once established is drought tolerant.

Soil : Thrives in wide range of soils.

Sun: Full sun or partial shade.

Comments: Considered by some to be "One of the most promising trees for urban applications and locations of extreme pollution, such as highways and motorways." Not susceptible to pests. Thornless. Strong, sturdy trunk. Provides filtered shade. A favorite of Colorado Forester Vince Urbina.

Warnings: Elevation may be a problem in Alamosa (7600').

Alamosa Tree Board Recommended? yes

Street Tree? yes   Street Tree Conditions:

CO/NM native? no   Native to: North America

Known Locations:

Information Sources: Alamosa Tree Board; Santa & Cole; Colorado Tree Farm Nursery