How to Manage Pests
Pests in Gardens and Landscapes
Honey locust—Gleditsia triacanthos
Family Fabaceae (Pea family)
Honey locust trees are deciduous and grow
25 to 30 feet tall. Some have heavy pod production. There
are several cultivars selected for unique growth habit or
foliage color. Honey locusts leaf out late, go dormant early,
and drop their leaves early in the fall.
Optimum conditions for growth
Honey locusts are fast growing, hardy, and
adaptable trees. They can grow in most climatic zones. They
are tolerant of lawn watering as well as drought conditions.
They are also tolerant of acid to alkaline soils and harsh
conditions. They do best in full sun.
Honey locust, 'Sunburst' variety