Honey Locust Tree
Honey Locust Trees - Ships in size 1-3 Feet HeightThe honey locust tree is a native tree in the American South. It grows rapidly making it a popular choice with landscapers who want to fill in a large area rapidly. This tree has two different varieties. During the Civil War, soldiers collected thorns from the thorned honey locust tree using them as pins to hold their uniforms together. This medium-sized tree with angular branches. Once mature, this tree has a broad flat-topped crown. The foliage on this tree appears light and feathery. While the bark on young trees is light brown and smooth as the tree matures the bark develops deep furrows. Eighteen to 30 small leaves appear on a single central stalk. The green flowers on this tree grow in clusters of up to five, and they are very tiny. Bees and other insect pollinators love to feed on these flowers. This tree produces green pods that grow to be about 8 inches long by fall. In the spring, they are light green, but as they mature over the summer they turn reddish-brown.
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