Honeylocust flowers spikes
Germination Days : 30-60
Planting Depth : 1
Seed Code : C
Seeds Per Packet : 15
Spacing : 21
When To Plant : Summer
When To Plant : Spring
32 PKTs Available
Honey Locust THO-7729



Fast-growing, nitrogen-fixing

native American tree

whose pods contain a sweet edible pulp. (That is the honey part.)

Native to the Norther Plains, it is a tough survivor, withstanding urban conditions, compacted soil, road salt, alkaline soil, heat and drought. Animals love the nutritious pods. Large thorns make it a good hedge and barrier plant around your property. Sweet-scented flowers in spring. Very desirable, hard wood.BOTANICAL NAME: Gleditsia triacanthos inerimus


This evergreen shrub is a drought-resistant and nitrogen-fixing plant. Hard seed coat prevents it from sprouting until water can penetrate. So, scratch each seed with a file or sandpaper until you can see the lighter inner hull in one spot. You may want to soak the seeds for 6-8 hrs before planting, but don't leave them in standing water any longer than 10 hrs. Put the seeds 1" deep in pots or flats of growing medium, and keep in a sunny window or under lights. Maintain at least 70 degrees until seeds sprout. 10 seeds.  

GROW BIOINTENSIVE® CULTURAL INFORMATION: Zones 6-9/Height 25'+/Matures 5 years


Gleditsia triacanthos honeylocust

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All seeds germinated
on 06/20/17 by [email protected] in Cobb, CA

All of the seeds I received germinated and the plants are vigorous and healthy

All seeds germinated
on 06/20/17 by [email protected] in Cobb, CA

Every seed germinated and the plants are healthy and thriving

All over
on 04/20/16 by Russell P Smith in North Texas

This is not an evergreen, and not a shrub. I've never eaten the pods but my goats love them. The thorns are brutal.