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Gleditsia triacanthos Sunburst | Honey Locust 'Sunburst' - 400-420cm, 50lt

Gleditsia triacanthos Sunburst | Honey Locust 'Sunburst' - 400-420cm, 50lt

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Gleditsia triacanthos Sunburst is a medium-sized, deciduous tree with a pyramidal, light, open, spreading crown and shiny, smooth, thornless, slightly arching, reddish to olive brown branches. The leaves are small, pinnate, feathery, golden yellow when sprouting, lime green in summer, and bright yellow in autumn. The clusters of white-yellow flowers bloom in May and June. There are no fruits, it’s a fruitless cultivar. Gleditsia triacanthos Sunburst is not a demanding plant and can grow in any type of soil, from heavy clay to limestone, as long as the soil is well-drained. It prefers full sun to partial shade and can withstand some wind exposure and urban pollution. Low maintenance plant, doesn’t require pruning. Generally, disease-free. Gleditsia triacanthos Sunburst is one of the most popular yellow-leaved ornamental trees. It is perfect as a specimen tree or accent plant in any garden. Since it is resistant to air pollution, great choice for urban areas – avenues, streets and city parks.
  • Common Name

    Honey Locust 'Sunburst'

  • Family


  • Type

    deciduous tree

  • Pot Size


  • Height (cm)


  • Native To

    North and South America, tropical Africa, central and eastern Asia

  • Flower

    clusters of white-yellow flowers

  • Foliage

    small, pinnate, feathery, golden yellow leaves, lime green in summer, and clear yellow in autumn

  • Maturation period

    20–50 years

Key Info

Size & Spacing

Mature Height


Mature Width


Shape / habit

bushy, pyramidal, spreading, open crown

Preferred Location


South–facing or North–facing or West–facing or East–facing, exposed or sheltered

Soil Type

acid, alkaline, neutral soil, full sun

Soil moisture

moist but well–drained, well–drained

Growing Period




spring, summer, autumn


no fruit

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During this time, we have developed a large stock of trees, mature evergreen shrubs, conifers, Japanese maples, cedars and olives. What sets us apart from a generic garden center is solid unwavering focus on trees and some bigger shrubs. You will find thousands of trees, hundreds of varieties and lots of experts who are working on the nursery and more than willing to help you to choose a plant for you.

What you will not find is hot tubs, garden furniture and plastic garden gnomes. In a nutshell, trees is what we know and trees is what we do, and only trees (and some shrubs to go with the trees).

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