The Thornless Honeylocust, despite its name, is not a major honey production plant but instead is named for the sweet tasting pulp found in the seedpod. Thornless Honeylocust trees have white fragrant blooms which bloom late in spring. The Thornless Honeylocust Shade Tree can be a great source of shade for those hot Summer days and in the Spring the flowers that bloom are very fragrant. The Thornless Honeylocust Shade Tree is a beautiful shade tree that begins blooming in the early Spring months.
• The flowers that bloom in the Spring on the branches of the Thornless Honeylocust Shade Tree are deliciously fragrant and are gracefully spaced on the stems. Birds love to nest in the protective branches of the Thornless Honeylocust Shade Tree and love to eat the seedpods for food. The fragrance of these beautiful flowers are sure to catch the attention of all who come near the Thornless Honeylocust Shade Tree.
• The Thornless Honeylocust Tree is a very beautiful flowering shade tree that begins blooming after the dogwood and redbud tree flowering period has ended. The flowers of the Thornless Honeylocust are creamy white and hang in long clusters of pleasantly fragrant flowers that will last for two weeks. The flowering begins when the tree reaches seven to eight feet tall and the beautiful fern light medium green leaves appear with blooms. The leaves of the Thornless Honeylocust Tree are tiny and during the fall turn into a brilliant yellow color spectacle. The leaves are so tiny that they allow enough sunshine to pass through the canopy that grass can easily grow beneath the tree which makes it a favorite shade tree for those gardeners who like manicured lawns. When the golden yellow leaves fall at frost season they disappear into the grass and therefore require no raking like most of the shade trees require. The tree is cold hard and can grow in almost every state. Since the Honeylocust Tree is a legume it builds nitrogen in the soil by the action of nitrogen fixing bacteria action in the roots, therefore enriching your soil with nitrogen free fertilizer. The Thornless Honeylocust Tree is a fast growing flowering tree that also provides a cooling shade.
Flowering Thornless Honeylocust Tree
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