Trees and Shrubs forum: Thornless Honeylocust trees?

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Name: Keith
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keithp2012
Jan 19, 2015 3:09 PM CST
I have numerous Honeylocust growing in my area. They all are thornless, even seedlings that grew wild. I swear I remember hearing they are supposed to be loaded with thorns?
Name: Vickie
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blue23rose
Jan 20, 2015 6:00 AM CST
I thought so too, Keith. But I looked it up and sure enough, there is a thornless honeylocust. There are several listed in the plant database. It sounds like a nice tree to have and I read that some people are planting these to replace elm trees destroyed by Dutch elm disease.

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Gleditsia triacanthos inermis
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Name: Keith
West Babylon, NY (Zone 7a)
Region: United States of America Winter Sowing Plays in the sandbox Birds Native Plants and Wildflowers Tomato Heads
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keithp2012
Jan 20, 2015 10:43 AM CST
The Elm are nearly gone by me so you might be right. There are plenty of seeds around I could collect of the Honeylocust.
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