Gleditsia tricanthos inermis – Sunburst
*height & width at maturity
FORM: Open, rounded pendulous habit.
GROWTH RATE: Fast
FOLIAGE: Fern-like foliage is golden at the tips and pale green throughout the rest of the tree. Autumn foliage is golden yellow.
DESCRIPTION: A medium size tree with a fast growth rate and an open, rounded pendulous habit. The new fern-like foliage is golden at the tips of the branches, and pale green throughout the rest of the tree. Pendulous branches sweep to the ground, creating a graceful, colorful effect. This variety has minimal thorns.
LANDSCAPE USES: Ideal hardy specimen tree, providing good filtered shade for the garden.
TOLERANCES: Plant in a protected position, as 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.