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Shademaster Honeylocust

A favorite among shade trees!

Shademaster is a rounded tree with arching branches.  Its fast growing nature makes it a great choice for quick results, and the added spring flowers and fall color are a bonus.  Shademaster’s fine-textured leaves provide dappled shade and transition to a golden yellow for autumn. 

You’ll love this exceptional tree.  It’s a shade tree that won’t impede your lawn’s growth beneath it, and it’s even seedless and thornless so there’s no mess to clean up! 

* Fragrant flowers
* Thornless and seedless
* Hardy
* Low maintenance
* Wildlife interest
* Pollution tolerant
* Drought tolerant
* Salt tolerant
* Fast growing
* Fall color
* Adaptive to a variety of soils

Customer Reviews

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Does great in downtown urban areas Review by Cheryl
While I am in the country now, we had this as a city tree on a downtown DC thoroughfare. It did wonderfully in the city - very pollution tolerant. It was picked because its roots go deep, and don't harm sidewalks. So lacy - and so golden in the fall. I can hardly wait til the one we ordered arrives out here in farm country! I missed that tree. I really wanted the SHADEMASTER, because of its upright form, and dappled shade. Since it does not provide intense shade, it was conducive to growing all sorts of plants underneath. Wonderful tree
Farming Review by Phyllis Jubenville
I have this tree in my yard and love its appearance. It has been a very hardy tree and love all the aspects of this tree, I also have the sunburst locust in fact I have four of them and they are so beautiful to see them grow and change colour, I had to water them this week because of the dry weather here in Dover Twp, near Chatham, Ontario, Canada but after I gave it two hours of water and two days later well you should see them now I have new branches coming all over the tree and they look spectacular, what a miracle that was. As you can see nothing grows well without water. I also wanted to tell you how good your information was on your article. Sincerely, Phyllis
Excellent, fast-growing shade tree Review by dadamson
We live on the western slope of the Colorado Rockies. It is very dry here. This tree is my favorite tree (of the several we had planted when we landscaped). It is fast-growing, hardy (stands up to hot temps, high winds) and provides excellent shade. It is also the easiest tree for us to maintain - prune lower hanging branches and fertilize once a year. I can't think of any negatives, except that we only have one.
Beverly Review by Beverly
I have been a tree planter all my life and without a doubt this tree is on the top of my list. Generally disease free, doesnt break up with wind and is a good grower. I plant one in each location I move to for future generations. It is a beautiful tree; looks lacy with its small leaves. Easy to care for.
disease Review by hardwood
I have had problems with the leaves turning yellow the latter part of June each year. They tend to dry up from the beautiful green texture and fall off especially the latter part of July and later.

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At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.


  Order Total        S&H
  0.00 – 15.00       $    11.95
  15.01 - 30.00     $    12.95
  30.01 - 50.00     $    15.95
  50.01 - 75.00     $    19.95
  75.01 - 150.00     $    23.95
  150.01 - 250.00     $    29.95
  250+    approx.17%

Plant Types and Container Sizes

Nature Hills sells a variety of plants and products, with many available in different types and sizes:


Select (bare root) Trees - Hand-selected quality bare root trees. The height of the tree you will receive will be displayed under the icon. Popular sizes of Select Trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.

Select (bare root) Plants - Hand selected-quality bare root plants.The height of the plant you will receive will be displayed under the icon. Popular sizes of Select Plants are 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Select (bare root) Small Fruits - Hand-selected quality small fruit plants. The height and # of plants in the pack you will receive is displayed above and below the image. (Ex: 3-pack of 1 foot plants).

Note on No. 1 Select sizes: You may see No. 1 used as the size of Select Tree/Plant. A "Number 1" grade plant is the highest-grade bare root plant available.
Potted Plants & Trees - Quality plants and trees with developed root systems will have this icon. Typical sizes of our potted plants and trees are as follows:

  • •  #1 Container - Ranges from 2.26-3.73 quarts or 2.49-4.11 liters
  • •  #2 Container - Equal to 1.19-1.76 gallons or 5.246-7.770 liters
  • •  #3 Container - Equal to 2.32-2.76 gallons or 10.285-12.164 liters
  • •  #5 Container - Equal to 2.92-4.62 gallons or 12.86-20.36 liters
  • •  5.5" pot is 5 1/2" x 5" x 5" which is equal to 1.89 of a quart or 1.78 liters
  • •  4.5" pot is 4.5" round x 4" deep and equal to 1.31 pints or 619.8 milliliters
  • •  4" and 3.5" pots may measure 4"x 4"x3 1/2" which is equal to .87 of a quart or .82 of a liter in volume or 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" which is equal to .67 of a quart or .63 of a liter in volume.
Plant and Flower Bulbs - Quality bulbs, roots and tubers. The number of bulbs included in the pack is displayed below the bulbs images.
Seed Packets - Our seed packets will contain this icon.
Other product types will simply list what type of product it is (bags of seed, trays of plugs and garden center items etc.).

Plant Facts

Family Gleditsia triacanthos f. inermis 'Shademaster'
Foliage Green
Mature Height 50 - 75 feet
Mature Spread 25 - 40 feet
Soil Widely Adaptable
Zones 5-8
Moisture Drought Tolerant
Mature Form Upright, Vase Spreading
Growth Rate Rapid
Sun Exposure Full Sun - Partial Sun
Flower Color Greenish, Yellow
Fall Color Yellow
Bloom Period Spring

Shademaster Honeylocust.

Rating: 4.8/5 based on 5 review(s)
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