Honeylocust

Gleditsia triacanthos

Honeylocust: Full Tree - Click for larger image

All photos by Jason Biggerstaff

Leaves
Twigs & Fruiting Structures
Bark
Distribution and Uses

Leaves

Top

Honeylocust: Leaves - Click for larger image
Honeylocust: Fruit - Click for larger image

Twigs & Fruiting Structures

Top

Bark

  • Grey-brown or black; long, narrow scaly ridges; stout brown, often branched spines with 3 or more points

Distribution & Uses

  • Prefers moist soils, waste areas, sometimes dry uplands

  • Distribution includes Pennsylvania south to Florida and west to Texas and South Dakota

  • Planted for shade, hedges; attracts wildlife that eat pulp of pods

  • Spines used as pins, spear points, animal traps; wood used for railroad ties and fenceposts

Top

Honeylocust: Bark - Click for larger image