Imperial Honeylocust
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As low as $595.00 was $595.00
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Symmetrical Shade Imperial Honeylocust Tree

  • Beautiful Form
  • Light, Refreshing Shade
  • Ferny Leaves are Small and Easy to Clean in Fall
  • Brilliant Yellow Fall Color
  • Thornless with Deep Root System
  • Handsome Tree is Tough as Nails
  • Heat Tolerant and Waterwise Once Established

No matter how tough your climate...chances are great you can achieve the kind of shaded backyard paradise you've always dreamed of. Imperial Honeylocust (Gleditsia triacanthos var. inermis 'Imperial') takes hard conditions and grows into a healthy, rounded lawn tree your whole family will enjoy.

No need to stress about surface roots or prickly thorns with this modern cultivar. Instead, you'll gain tiny, fragrant spring flowers, and fern-like leaves that cast pretty shade but still allow the lawn to thrive underneath.

This rugged selection resists wind and winter damage and can tolerate brief periods of drought after the first few seasons. It can be planted in new construction sites with compacted soil.

Use one at the southwestern part of your property to reduce your cooling costs. In a larger space, create a personal park with several scattered informally to take advantage of natural hills and dips in your property.

They partner well with other trees, too. Add a mix of smaller flowering trees and evergreens with your Imperial Honeylocust for an exceptional display that requires very little care.

Imperial Honeylocust even provides a brilliant golden-yellow fall color to brighten up the tail end of the growing season. And it's a breeze to clean up after these small compound leaflets, too!

This native tree thrives in full sun and well-drained soils. Prune to shape your young tree in late winter.

Place your order for these incredible shade trees. Imperial Honeylocust adds value to your property!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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Shipping Rates

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.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 14.95
20 - 49.99 17.95
50 - 69.99 19.95
70 - 99.99 24.95
100 - 129.99 29.95
130 - 130+ Approx 25%

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Imperial Honeylocust Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-7
Growing Zones 4-7
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Gleditsia triacanthos var. inermis 'Impcole'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 30 - 40 feet
Mature Spread 30 - 40 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Type Adaptable to Most Soils
Moisture Low Once Established
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Yellow
Foliage Color Green
Fall Color Yellow
Pollinator Friendly Yes
When To Prune After Flowering