Gleditsia tricanthos inermis – Shademaster
*height & width at maturity
FORM: Upright growing habit with graceful, slightly weeping branches.
GROWTH RATE: Fast
FOLIAGE: Deep green fern-like leaves, which turn rich yellow in late autumn.
FLOWERS: Insignificant greenish white flowers in spring.
DESCRIPTION: A fast growing hardy shade tree. This thornless variety has deep green fern-like leaves in mid spring, which turn rich yellow in autumn. It has an open growing habit with graceful drooping branches, which provide good filtered shade.
LANDSCAPE USES: An excellent street and lawn tree that does well in extreme heat and cold. This variety is often used in urban plantings due to its tolerance of air pollution.
TOLERANCES: Plant in a protected position, as the tree can produce long branches that are susceptible to wind damage. Frost and drought tolerant.
TREE CARE: Plant in a well drained and well worked soil. Take care to plant the bud union above the soil level. Water in well and keep soil moist until tree is established. Fertilize when planting and again after new growth appears. Prune tree when planting to encourage new growth.