Honeylocust (Gleditsia triacanthos Imperial®)

Trade name information:
Trade Name: Imperial®
Cultivar name: 'Impcole'
General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Tree
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Dry
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Plant Height: 30 to 35 feet
Plant Spread: 30 to 35 feet
Leaves: Good fall color
Deciduous
Fruit: Other: produces few or no pods
Suitable Locations: Street Tree
Uses: Shade Tree
Wildlife Attractant: Birds
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Drought tolerant
Salt tolerant
Pollinators: Various insects
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil

still young tree in fall color

Photo gallery:
Location: Newtown Square, PennsylvaniaDate: 2010-10-26still young tree in fall color
By ILPARW
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Comments:
Posted by ILPARW (southeast Pennsylvania - Zone 6b) on Jan 12, 2018 11:26 AM

The Imperial cultivar is sometimes still grown by nurseries as Hinsdale nursery in northeast Illinois. It is somewhat shorter and smaller than the other common cultivars and gets a more rounded form. It also makes a clean, neat plant that is windfirm and fast growing of about 2 feet/year. The photo I added above is an educated guess that it is this cultivar.

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