Gleditsia japonica

Botanical names:
Gleditsia japonica Accepted
Gleditsia koraiensis Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Tree
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 5a -28.9 °C (-20 °F) to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 25 - 65 feet
Plant Spread: 20 - 35 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Fruit: Other: Long, bean like pods containing numerous, small brown seeds.
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Other: Yellowish-green
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Underground structures: Taproot
Uses: Useful for timber production
Edible Parts: Leaves
Seeds or Nuts
Eating Methods: Cooked
Dynamic Accumulator: Nitrogen fixer
Resistances: Pollution
Drought tolerant
Pollinators: Various insects
Miscellaneous: With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth


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