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Gleditsia triacanthos
Synonyms: G. triacanthos var. inermis

Common Name(s): Honey locust
Family: Fabaceae
Growth Habit: Perennial
Invasiveness: Weed
Growing Days: 180 to 300 (days)
Abs.Max=104° (F)    Opt.Max=100° (F)
Opt.Min=79° (F)    Abs.Min=43° (F)
Precipitation: 20 to 70 (in.)
Winter Minimum: -29° (F)
Soil pH: 6 to 8
Soil Texture/Type: Almost all textures are good
Soil Drainage: Well to Excessive
Photoperiod Response: Long day, short day and day neutral
Light Intensity: Bright
Requires 2700 GDD (50 F). Warm temperate dry through cool temperate dry to moist forest life zones. Found in east central US, from Louisianna north to Iowa and western Pensylvania to eastern Kansas.
Phytothora, Rust, Cercospora, Powdery Mildew
Environ. - ornamental, Material - wood, Weed - possible seed contam., Animal Food - forage, Environ. - shelter


Geographical Origin:
Eastern Canada, North-Central USA, South central USA
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