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Honey Locust ‘Skyline’ | Plant Profile

Honey Locust ‘Skyline’ (Gleditsia triacanthos) is a native Pennsylvania deciduous ornamental tree. These medium sized trees can grow up to 45′ tall. ‘Skyline’ has a more pyramidal shape than other Honey Locust cultivars. The foliage is not densely packed and the oval leaves grow with some space between. Autumn brings attractive bright yellow leaves.

‘Skyline’ prefers fertile, consistently moist, well drained soils in full sun. These ornamental trees can tolerate clay or rocky soils as long as they are not overly saturated. Wind, hot temperatures, strong winds, and road salts rarely disturb ‘Skyline’

‘Skyline’ are useful as shade trees in average to large landscapes.They can be planted near streets and front lawns due to their saline tolerance. The somewhat sparse leaves create sun-speckled shade.


Honey Locust ' Skyline' Characteristics

Honey Locust 'Skyline' is one of the most landscape friendly varieties of Honey Locust. While other varieties have thorns and poisonous leaves, bark, or seedpods, 'Skyline' has few thorns and edible seed pods. The seed pods contain a sticky syrup that can be used to make jams.

Honey Locust are susceptible to many types of diseases or pests. These include leaf spot, canker, witches' broom, powdery mildew, and rust. Spider mites, borers, webworms, and bagworms are just some of the occasional insect visitors.

USDA Climate Zone
Zones 3 - 8
35.00 - 45.00
25.00 - 35.00
Bloom Time
April - May
Full Sun
Deer Resistant?