Gleditsia triacanthos
Févier d’Amérique

Gleditsia triacanthos, commonly known as the shademaster, is a deciduous tree native to central North America. Recognized for its long, branched thorns and delicate, pinnate leaves, it is valued for its adaptability and ornamental qualities. The tree produces fragrant flowers and large, twisted seed pods, which are a food source for wildlife.

Honey locust was introduced to Europe in the early 18th century. The first known introduction was in France around 1700, followed by plantings in England by the mid-1700s. Its hardiness and ability to tolerate a wide range of soil conditions quickly made it a popular choice for European parks and gardens.

Today, Gleditsia triacanthos is widely used in urban landscaping due to its tolerance of pollution, compacted soil, and drought. Its airy foliage provides light shade, making it suitable for city streets and parks. The tree's historical introduction to Europe and its current landscape utility highlight its enduring appeal.

Migration route of Glesditsia triacanthos

Occurrence: Northeastern America
Distribution in Switzerland: South
Color: Dark green, golden yellow
Maximum Height: 15-20 meters
Annual Growth: 20-40 cm/year
Root: Deep root
Soil: Sandy-loamy, salt-tolerant, permeable
Winter Hardiness Zone: 5A-8B
Price: 495 CHF, H 3xv mDb 12-14

Price: 1,034 CHF, H mB/Co StU 16

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