GLEDITSIA TRIACANTHOS
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SEEDS OF HONEY LOCUST - GLEDITSIA TRIACANTHOS

Ornamental and landscaping tree.

Honey locusts can reach a height of 20–30 m.The leaves are pinnately compound on older trees but bipinnately compound on vigorous young trees. The strongly scented cream-colored flowers appear in late spring, in clusters emerging from the base of the leaf axils. The fruit is a flat pod that matures between September and October and is produced every 3 or 5 years.

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Sow outdoors
Flowering
Average germination (%) 70
Climate Zone Temperate areas, Warm areas
Flower colour Yellow
Foliage Deciduous
Hardiness Drought resistant, Hardy
Peculiarity Thorny
Plant use Barrier hedge, Cosmetic, Culinary, Fodder, Gardening, Honey producing plant, Low maintenance garden, Shade tree, Timber
Seeds per gram 5
Soil - Moisture Fresh to moist
Soil - Type Deep, No preference
Watering Regular

Place the seeds in boiling water at 90ºC for 5 seconds and immediately after transfer to running water with ice cubes in it. Soak for 24h and then proceed to the sowing maintaining temperatures of 20ºC night/25ºC day until the germination is completed.

It prefers deep and dry soils.

Fast growing. The wood is used in carpentry and cabinet making. With the seeds creams and ice cream can be made. The fruit is sweet. It is used for cattle food. It is a good shade-tree.

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