Gleditsia triacanthos Sunburst is a stunning golden leaved beauty with frondy like foliage, known commonly as the Honey Locust.
This pretty and delicate looking tree has a rounded and spreading form and considered to be one of the best yellow foliaged trees on the market.
The foliage is often late to appear, emerging a brilliant lime yellow colour and hardening to a darker green as the summer progresses. Unlike its parent, Gleditsia triacanthos, this yellow beauty has the advantage of being thornless.
Gleditisa triacanthos Sunburst originates from moist and even swampy areas, however despite this the Honey Locust does seem to perform well in much drier and free draining soils.
This desirable cultivar was introduced in the mid 1950s and won the Award of Garden Merit in 2002.
This pretty tree makes a great feature tree and is suitable for planting in smaller gardens, as despite being a Medium to Large sized tree at maturity, its fern like foliage casts a light dappled shade which does not impact too much on the living space of gardens.
This light coloured beauty will work well if planted with a dark purple leaved opposite such as Prunus cerasifera Nigra, the Purple Leaved Plum.
With the recent troubles being experienced with the ever popular garden favourite Robinia pseudoacacia Frisia we recommend Gleditsia triacanthos Sunburst as a much tougher and well performing alternative.
Mature height: 7-12m