Honey Locust Trees – Robinia Pseudoacacia Umbraculifera Inermis

£149.79£679.79

The Honey Locust tree, scientifically known as Gleditsia triacanthos ‘Inermis’ and not Robinia pseudoacacia (Black Locust), is a remarkable tree native to the central United States and a naturalized species in many parts of Europe, including the UK. The ‘Inermis’ in its scientific name refers to its nearly thornless variety, distinguishing it from other varieties of Honey Locusts.

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The Honey Locust tree, scientifically known as Gleditsia triacanthos ‘Inermis’ and not Robinia pseudoacacia (Black Locust), is a remarkable tree native to the central United States and a naturalized species in many parts of Europe, including the UK. The ‘Inermis’ in its scientific name refers to its nearly thornless variety, distinguishing it from other varieties of Honey Locusts.

Honey Locust trees can grow quite large, reaching heights of up to 20-30 meters. They’re fast growers and can live for well over a century, providing they’re situated in an environment that meets their needs. The trees exhibit a fast growth rate which is beneficial for gardeners desiring quick canopy development or landscape transformation.

Unlike many trees found in the UK, the Honey Locust has a unique, open branching structure and small, delicate leaves which cast a light, dappled shade below. This feature can help to provide shade without completely blocking sunlight, allowing for more diverse under-plantings.

The tree flowers in late spring to early summer, producing tiny, greenish-yellow flowers which, though not visually significant, emit a delightful fragrance that can fill a garden. The tree’s long, twisted seed pods, which give the tree its name due to the sweet pulp they contain, are its most notable fruiting feature.

In terms of landscape use, Honey Locusts are excellent as shade trees and are frequently used in urban environments due to their tolerance to pollution and compacted soil. They’re also employed as a high canopy cover in permaculture food forests, thanks to their light shade and nitrogen-fixing capabilities.

Honey Locust trees are beneficial to wildlife as well. Their fragrant flowers attract bees and other pollinating insects, while the seed pods provide food for various wildlife, including deer and birds.

While the Honey Locust is not as commonly found in the wild in the UK as the native trees, they’re often planted in urban areas for their tolerance to adverse conditions and their elegant form. They are frequently found in cities and towns across the UK.

An interesting fact about the Honey Locust tree is its use in permaculture. As a nitrogen-fixing tree, it can improve soil quality by adding nitrogen back into the soil, promoting the growth of other plants nearby.

Overall, the Honey Locust is a resilient, fast-growing tree that can be a great addition to British gardens, not just for its unique aesthetics, but also for its wildlife and permaculture benefits. Its adaptability to urban conditions also makes it a practical choice for city landscaping.

Style

Full Standard, Boxhead, Feathered, Multi Stem, Pleached, Half Standard Pleached, Umbrella, Half Standard, Espalier, Mini Standard, Ball, Cone, Spiral, Cube, Cloud Form, Cube Spiral, Cube Multiball, Cube Ball Cone, Pom-pom, Lollipop, Archway, Twisted Stem, Triple Lollipop, Multiball 2, Multiball 3, Dome, Cylinder, Pyramid, Cylindrical Dome, Twisted Stem, Unique, Bonsai, Instant Hedge, Instant Screen, Hedging Plants, Young Tree

Root Type

Pot Grown, Rootball, Bare Root

Height

15-30cm, 30-50cm, 50-70cm, 70-90cm, 90-110cm, 110-130cm, 130-150cm, 150-170cm, 170-200cm, 200-230cm, 230-250cm, 250-270cm, 270-300cm, 300-350cm, 350-400cm, 400-450cm, 450-500cm, 500-600cm, 600-700cm, 700-800cm, 10-20cm, 20-30cm, 30-40cm, 40-50cm, 50-60cm, 60-70cm, 70-80cm, 80-90cm, 90-100cm, 100-110cm, 110-120cm, 120-130cm, 130-140cm, 140-150cm

Stem Girth

4-6cm, 6-8cm, 8-10cm, 10-12cm, 12-14cm, 14-16cm, 16-18cm, 18-20cm, 20-22cm, 22-24cm, 24-26cm, 26-28cm, 28-30cm, 30-35cm, 35-40cm, 40-45cm, 45-50cm, 50-60cm, 60-70cm, N/A, 20-25cm, 25-30cm

Foliage Type

Deciduous

Origin

Not Native

Water Requirement

Moderate Watering

Growth Height

Small Growing

Growth Speed

Fast Growth

Costal Growing

No

Conifer?

No

Flowering?

Yes

Thornes?

0

Toxic?

0

Colourful Foliage?

0

Drought Tolorant?

0

Hard Wood Cutbacks?

0

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STANDARD DELIVERY TYPES

Box/Parcel – Used for plants sized 0-70cm, costs £12. Order £100 worth of plants of that size to qualify for free delivery! Parcel deliveries are always sent for next day delivery unless otherwise specified.

Pallet – Used for plants sized 71-230cm, costs £60. Order £350 worth of plants to qualify for free pallet delivery! We always send our pallets for next day delivery, unless requested otherwise.

Private Van – Used for plants sized 231cm and taller, costs £60. Order £350 worth to get free private van delivery!

In all cases you can request a private van delivery, where your plants are delivered by us. Upon your request we can re-evaluate your delivery fee and let you know of the delivery time.

Please note, for pallet and box deliveries we use third party companies to deliver the goods. Not often, but occasionally some delays may happen due to unforeseen circumstances, which are out of our control. For this reason, we ask you to never book gardeners, contractors, or other industry professionals for the estimated delivery date. Please do not book days off work or cancel other commitments specifically for your plant delivery to avoid disappointment.

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If you are not home at the time of your delivery, don’t worry! With your permission, we will instruct our trusted couriers to leave your plants in a safe place. If you have any requirements, or a preferred safe place for your plant delivery, please ensure to leave us a note along with your order, or simply give us a call.

Specialized Delivery

If you have any special requirements regarding your delivery, please add it to your order notes or call us on 01603 327269. Always include any delivery restrictions into your order note so appropriate vehicles and good carriers can be used to deliver your plants.

Please note that we currently are unable to deliver to Northern Ireland and The Republic of Ireland due to Brexit rules and regulations.

For more delivery information refer to our terms and conditions here.

 

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