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Skyline Honeylocust

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Skyline Honeylocust (Gleditsia triacanthos ‘Skyline’):A very popular shade tree, valued for its delicate, ferny appearance which casts a dappled shade below, notably more upright habit of growth than the species, taller than wide; tolerant of adverse growing conditions, seedless, makes a great street tree

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Characteristics

Average Landscape Height:
45 feet
Average Landscape Width:
35 feet
Growth Rate:
fast
Genus:
Gleditsia
Species:
triacanthos
Cultivar:
Skycole
Summer Foliage Color:
dark green
Fall Color:
gold
Minimum Light:
full sun
Maximum Light:
full sun
Minimum Moisture:
dry
Maximum Moisture:
moist
Plant Form:
pyramidal
Canopy:
high
Pruning:
late winter pruning
Pollution Tolerance:
high
Branching:
decurrent
Density:
open

Ornamental Features

Skyline Honeylocust has dark green deciduous foliage on a tree with a pyramidal habit of growth. The pinnately compound leaves turn an outstanding gold in the fall.

Landscape Attributes

Skyline Honeylocust is an open deciduous tree with a distinctive and refined pyramidal form. It lends an extremely fine and delicate texture to the landscape composition which can make it a great accent feature on this basis alone.

Planting & Growing

Skyline Honeylocust will grow to be about 45 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 35 feet. It has a high canopy of foliage that sits well above the ground, and should not be planted underneath power lines. As it matures, the lower branches of this tree can be strategically removed to create a high enough canopy to support unobstructed human traffic underneath. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 70 years or more.

This tree should only be grown in full sunlight. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist locations, and should do just fine under average home landscape conditions. It is not particular as to soil type or pH, and is able to handle environmental salt. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selection of a native North American species.

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