honey locust ‘Skyline’

Gleditsia triacanthos f. inermis ‘Skyline’ (honey locust ‘Skyline’) is a fast growing and long-lived tree, reaching up to 75 feet tall. Honey Locust is native to North America and a member of the pea family, Fabaceae.

G. triacanthos has feathery leaves that provide filtered shade and turn yellow in the fall. In the wild this tree often has thorns but trees grown for landscaping are usually a thornless variety (var. inermis). Will tolerate as far as partial shade but will not succeed in full shade.

Botanical Name Gleditsia triacanthos f. inermis ‘Skycole’ SKYLINE
Common Name honey locust ‘Skyline’
Family Fabaceae
USDA Zone 3 thru 8
Light Requirement Full Sun
Season(s) of interest all seasons
Height and Spread 40-45ft x 25-35ft (12-13.5m x 7.5-10.5m)
Flower Color Greenish-Yellow
Attracts Wildlife Provides Food for Birds, Hosts Caterpillars of Butterflies/Moths, Attracts Pollinators,
Additional Information Cultivated Form of a Native Plant.
Location in Lurie Garden Bird Border – Monroe