Skyline Honeylocust Tree

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Dramatic pyramidal form creates an exceptional landscape with easy-care trees like the Skyline Honeylocust Tree (Gleditsia triacanthos var. inermis 'Skycole')! This is a fantastic choice that grows into a blissfully low-maintenance landscape that works hard for you and your family.

Thousands of tiny, toothed leaflets hang in pretty compound clusters. Each flutters in the breeze, and has a calming summer sound that helps you relax. Skyline Honeylocust develops a magnificent pyramidal canopy.

This thornless variety smells good in the spring and brings butterflies to the tiny spring flowers. As the season progresses, the green foliage turns a bold golden-yellow for fall color. Strong branches and a sturdy trunk make this an attractive focal point all year long throughout USDA growing zones 4 to 9!

Planting and Application:

Call Skyline Honeylocust your "Perfect Lawn Tree"! This is a great choice to set up a hammock stand underneath or situate over a backyard seating area and patio! Durable shade trees like this state-of-the-art cultivar make all the difference in outdoor living. Hang out in its shade, while enjoying a lush lawn underneath it.

Give yourself something incredible to look at from your deck with one planted on the southwestern corner of your home. Reduce your cooling bills, too! Shade trees increase the property value of your home, and make outdoor living much more enjoyable.

Keep it in a mulched bed and underplant with Hydrangea and other flowering plants for a lovely landscaped planting. But these are also tough enough as street trees where road salt, car exhaust, compacted soil, and urban conditions are prevalent.

  • Tiny Leaflets Held on Long Compound Leaves
  • Filtered Light Shade Allows Lawn to Grow Underneath
  • Brilliant Yellow Fall Color & Easy Fall Clean-Up
  • Thornless Cultivar!
  • Tiny Flowers Smell Fresh & Bring Butterflies
  • Sidewalk Friendly Root System & Excellent Shade Tree

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Honeylocusts are admired for their serious durability and fast growth. They can handle heat, cold, drought, heavy rain urban conditions and compacted soils. Plant this deciduous tree in full sun and give them moderate water and well-drained soils while they are establishing. Then once settled, their roots can be quite xeric/drought-tolerant.

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. Shape young trees in late winter with strategic pruning cuts to open the canopy and balance the branch structure.

  • Rugged Full Sun Tree Tolerates Tough Conditions
  • Adaptable to Most Well-Drained Soil Types
  • Moderate to Low Moisture Needs Once Established
  • Prune When Dormant
  • Waterwise & Heat Tolerant Once Established

Make the most of your home lifestyle with a Skyline Honeylocust Tree. Order yours from Nature Hills today!

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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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.

*If you have found your zone already, it will be highlighted in the table below.
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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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Skyline 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 'Skycole'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 40 - 50 feet
Mature Spread 25 - 35 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Any Well-Drained
Moisture Moderate to Low Once Established
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Yellowish
Foliage Color Green
Fall Color Yellow
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time When Dormant
Fragrant Yes