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Gleditsia triacanthos 'Prairie Silk'

Prairie Silk Honeylocust

Honeylocust

Comments

A fine shade tree valued for its delicate, ferny appearance which casts a dappled shade below, and strongly horizontal habit of growth; very tolerant of adverse growing conditions, seedless, one of the hardiest varieties of this species

Description

A fine shade tree valued for its delicate, ferny appearance which casts a dappled shade below, and strongly horizontal habit of growth; very tolerant of adverse growing conditions, seedless, one of the hardiest varieties of this species

Landscape Attributes

Prairie Silk Honeylocust is an open deciduous tree with a stunning habit of growth which features almost oriental horizontally-tiered branches. 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.

Prairie Silk Honeylocust is recommended for the following landscape applications;

Shade

Planting & Growing

Prairie Silk Honeylocust will grow to be about 35 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 30 feet. It has a high canopy with a typical clearance of 7 feet from the ground, and should not be planted underneath power lines. As it matures, the lower branches of this tree can be strategically removed to create a high enough canopy to support unobstructed human traffic underneath. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 70 years or more.

Light Requirement:

full sun

full sun

Moisture:

dry to moist

Cold Hardy to Zone:

3b

Height(inches):

Spread:

Soil pH:

Soil Type:

35 feet

30 feet

Deer Resistant:

true

Fall Color

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