(Gleditsia triacanthos) -Full Sun to part shade– Small % may develop thorns. Fast growing, tall, spreading trees make nice shade trees. Selected for fatter seedpods which make good livestock feed.
Seedlings from thornless parent trees with fatter pods. There is a small chance that some may develop thorns as they get older. Fast growing, tall and spreading trees create dappled rather than deep shade. Can take a variety of soil types, known for being able to grow in polluted, compacted urban soils. Pods are an excellent livestock feed (nutritionally equivalent to barley grain by sheep and goats) and the pulp is a sugary “nibble” for people too. Lumber has some rot resistance and is a beautiful honey-red/orange color. We might have some thorny individuals available if you prefer a tree that protects itself from varmints.
Quart pots $16, Gallon* pots $24, 2-Gallon* pots $36
North American native plant, Nitrogen Fixer
Availability of plants varies from day to day. We rarely carry every size/price option listed at any one time. Please call before you come to check availability.