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Gleditsia triacanthos

Honey locust

Gleditsia triacanthos is a tree native across the southeast, although most common in the Blue Ridge mountains and westward. It is naturally found in moist forests, and grows best in full sun to part shade. This tree has pinnately compound leaves, and the trunk has thorns up to three inches long. Showy, yellow flowers bloom in the spring and attract pollinators. Long, red seed pods mature in the fall and are a food source for wildlife. This plant is a host for a few native butterfly species. Gleditsia triacanthos works well for restoration plantings.

Species name - Container sizeCommon nameStockPriceQuantity PricingAdd to request
Gleditsia triacanthos - 1 Gallon

Honey locust

268 in stock

$12.1010+ $6.05ea
Gleditsia triacanthos - Tubling

Honey locust

287 in stock

$4.8420+ $2.42ea

Plant type

  • Tree / Shrub

Mature Height

  • Over 30'

Wetland Indicator Status

  • (FAC) Facultative


  • Bird Supportive
  • Summer Bloomer
  • Nitrogen Fixing
  • Butterfly and Pollinator Supportive

Planting Zone

  • Riparian Zone
  • Upland
  • Slope
  • Riparian Buffer
  • Bottomland Hardwood

Classification by Use

  • Erosion Control
  • Showy Native
  • Stream Restoration
  • Street Tree