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Resilient Shade - Honeylocust Trees at Nature Hills!

Honeylocust trees, or just spelled Locust, excel where others fail! Browse our inventory of hardy, fast-growing Honeylocust trees that add dappled shade and a big visual impact to nearly any landscape! Their gorgeous fall color gives them late-season interest plus the small leaflets make fall-clean up a snap!

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Honeylocust Trees are in the Gleditsia family and are similar to the Black Locust Tree (Robinia).

The main difference is the Black Locust does have a very fragrant or showy flower display in the spring whereas the Honeylcust blooms are not quite as prominent, though they are lightly fragrant! Either way, pollinators will love them!

All Locusts are extremely hardy trees and fast-growing in a range of USDA planting zones from zones 4 and up. They can tolerate urban conditions, marginal soils, compacted soil, alkaline soil, heat, and drought - even salted roadsides and saline conditions.

Native Black Locust trees typically have heavily thorned trunks and branches, plus seed pods that can be messy, but Honeylocust cultivars are not only thornless - but Shademaster and Sunburst® Honeylocust are seedless male clones for mess-free landscaping! 

Where to Plant Locust Trees

Honeylocust trees are noted for their strong, dense wood and their low-maintenance ease. They are well regarded as effective windbreaks, tolerating strong winds and ice storms when grouped together.

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Use these trees to cool the sunny side of your home for reduced cooling costs! Set up a hammock or seating area and entertain or relax in the shade!

Most Honeylocust trees are not densely leafed, so lawn grass can and will thrive under these trees! Even perennial and part shade shrubs do fantastic beneath their limbs! This is because Honeylocust trees offer filtered shade rather than dense shade, which makes them perfect as a focal point in the center of a vast yard.

Gorgeous shady street and lawn trees, Honeylocust roots go deep so they generally won't bother pavement, sidewalks, driveways or patios, but give them at least 15 feet of space away from your home.

Their vast adaptability makes Honeylocust the perfect tree for urban conditions, city pollution, and harsh environments where they seem to thrive as long as they are in the sun and have good drainage! Even drought seems to not bother these deciduous trees once established

Caring For Honeylocust Trees

Give Honeylocust trees plenty of sunlight and plant 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.

Very low-maintenance trees, only a simple pruning if needed can be performed in late winter or early spring!

Buy Honeylocust Varieties at Nature Hills!

For more information on our Honeylocust trees, click on any picture or call Nature Hills at (402) 934-8116. Join thousands of happy customers in getting all your planting needs delivered right to your door from Nature Hills Nursery!

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