Shademaster Honeylocust Tree

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The Shademaster Honeylocust (Gleditsia triacanthos var. inermis 'Shademaster') is an almost perfect lawn tree. That's a big statement, but this is a great tree! The Shademaster grows into the beautiful rounded, open, and airy shape that you expect in a nice lawn tree. Plus your pollinators will seek out the fragrant greenish-yellow flowers in the spring! The leaves are nicely green through the summer, and turn a lovely golden-yellow in the fall!

You're probably thinking, "That's pretty normal for a tree", and you're right. The Shademaster Honeylocust excels in areas where other trees don't, though! The leaves are small and the branches are widely spaced. Why is this good? There are a couple of reasons.

First, the tree casts a nice shade for you, but not such a deep shade that the grass or other plantings beneath it can't grow well. That's a plus for your lawn! The long odd-pinnately compound leaves are almost fern-like!

Second, when autumn hits and the leaves fall, you'll see that they are so small they don't need to be raked! They aren't big enough to hurt the grass below them.

Thirdly, many types of Honeylocusts have imposing thorns and large seedpods that can be a bit of a disaster to clean up in winter. The Shademaster is both thornless and seedless! There is no mess to clean up! What a great tree.

Finally, Honeylocusts are extremely hardwooded and hold up extremely well from ice storms and wind damage throughout USDA growing zones 4 to 9! You won't have to worry about this amazing tree falling and wrecking your house or yard!

Planting and Application:

These are ideal lawn trees that cast light shade over large areas 25 - 40 feet wide when mature. But there is no worry this shade will kill your lawn. Plus being a seedless variety, Shademaster will remain mess free!

This mess-free tree is also perfect for planting near a driveway or paved seating area where the small leaves practically clean themselves up. Shade your backyard entertainment areas or reduce cooling costs in the summer by situating this tree 10-15 feet from your home to block the sun in the summer but let light through in the winter once the deciduous leaves drop.

  • Fragrant Spring Flowers
  • Small Fine-Textured Leaflets
  • Fast Growing Open Airy Rounded Canopy
  • Thornless & Seedless Cultivar of the Hardy Native!
  • Impressive Lawn Specimen, Light Shade & Curb Appeal

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Just like the Honeylocust trees that are native to America, the Shademaster is very hardy. The Shademaster, though, has been bred to be extra hardy. It isn't fazed by street or air pollution, salt, soot, compacted soils, or challenging sites. Give it plenty of sunlight and watch this fast-growing tree thrive! Plant Honeylocusts, sometimes spelled Locust trees, in any well-drained soil with regular moisture during their first year. After they are established, Honeylocust only needs supplemental watering during extended periods of drought.

Top the soil with a 3-4 inch thick layer of arborist mulch - especially when planted in the lawn. Create a buffer zone extending 3-4 feet from the trunk to protect the bark from mower and weed-wacker damage. Low-maintenance, a simple pruning if needed can be performed in late winter or early spring.

  • Full Sun Tree
  • Highly Adaptable To Any Well-Drained Soil Type
  • Pollution Tolerant, Compacted Soils, Urban Conditions & Salt-Tolerant
  • Moderate Moisture Needs & Appreciates Mulched Beds
  • Super-Low Maintenance - Prune When Dormant

Practically no maintenance and the perfect amount of shade without harming turfgrass. Plus nice color and form - You want the Shademaster Locust tree for your yard! Don't hesitate! Buy one today from Nature Hills Nursery!

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

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

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
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 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

To obtain a more accurate shipment time-frame, simply enter your zip code in the “Find Your Growing Zone” box to the right. Our plants are grown all over the country and lead time on items may be different because of this. Once your order is placed, you will also receive the specific shipment time-frame information as part of your order confirmation. Once an item ships, you will receive shipment notification and tracking numbers, so you can follow along while your plant travels to your doorstep. We use FedEx, UPS, or USPS at our discretion.

Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

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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 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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PLANT HIGHLIGHTS

Shademaster Honeylocust Tree Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-9
Growing Zones 4-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Gleditsia triacanthos var. inermis 'Shademaster'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 50 - 75 feet
Mature Spread 25 - 40 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Widely Adaptable
Moisture Moderate - Low Once Established
Growth Rate Fast
Flower Color Yellow- Insignificant
Foliage Color Green
Fall Color Yellow
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time When Dormant
Fragrant Yes