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Gleditsia triacanthos f. inermis 'Sunburst' (Honey locust 'Sunburst')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
12m
Max height
8m
Max spread
20-50 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Gleditsia triacanthos f. inermis 'Sunburst'

Other names

Honey locust 'Sunburst'

Genus

Gleditsia Gleditsia

Variety or Cultivar

'Sunburst' _ 'Sunburst' is a compact, rounded, thornless, deciduous tree with spreading branches bearing bi-pinnate leaves divided into oblong or lance-shaped leaflets. Leaves emerge golden-yellow, turning pale green at maturity, and yellow in autumn.


Gleditsia triacanthos f. inermis 'Sunburst' is: Deciduous

Habit

Spreading, Rounded

Flower

Green in Spring

Foliage

Yellow in Spring; Pale-green in Summer; Yellow in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Gall midges Gall midges

Diseases

Generally disease-free

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 1. Can be hard pruned. All pruning should be done in early autumn to prevent bleeding.

Propagation methods

Grafting, Seed


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Where to grow

Gleditsia triacanthos f. inermis 'Sunburst' (Honey locust 'Sunburst') will reach a height of 12m and a spread of 8m after 20-50 years.

Suggested uses

Low Maintenance, Foliage only, Specimen tree

Cultivation

Plant in moderately fertile, well-drained soil in full sun. This cultivar does not produce fruit.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Gleditsia triacanthos f. inermis 'Sunburst'

Other names

Honey locust 'Sunburst'

Genus

Gleditsia Gleditsia

Variety or Cultivar

'Sunburst' _ 'Sunburst' is a compact, rounded, thornless, deciduous tree with spreading branches bearing bi-pinnate leaves divided into oblong or lance-shaped leaflets. Leaves emerge golden-yellow, turning pale green at maturity, and yellow in autumn.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Spreading, Rounded


Colour

Flower

Green in Spring

Foliage

Yellow in Spring; Pale-green in Summer; Yellow in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Gall midges

Diseases

Generally disease-free

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 1. Can be hard pruned. All pruning should be done in early autumn to prevent bleeding.

Propagation methods

Grafting, Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Gleditsia triacanthos f. inermis 'Sunburst' (Honey locust 'Sunburst') will reach a height of 12m and a spread of 8m after 20-50 years.

Suggested uses

Low Maintenance, Foliage only, Specimen tree

Cultivation

Plant in moderately fertile, well-drained soil in full sun. This cultivar does not produce fruit.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5, Zone 4, Zone 3

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I have my tree for about 8 years now and until this year it was very healthy but now the leaves are very sparse and now coming into Autumn the leaves are very brown and shrivelled up. Does the tree… read more

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