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Gleditsia triacanthos SUNBURST

SUNBURST Honeylocust

SUNBURST Honeylocust



  • Sun


4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11

Bloom time

  • April
  • May

  • Yellow leaves (spring)
  • Dark-green leaves (rest of the season)
  • Pyramidal shape
  • Ornemental tree
  • Ideal for landscaping

Gleditsia triacanthos SUNBURST: A Burst of Color for Your Garden

The Sunburst Honeylocust, a Show of Striking Colors

The Sunburst Honeylocust (Gleditsia triacanthos 'Sunburst') is a remarkable deciduous tree that will illuminate your garden with its flamboyant colors throughout the year. This medium-sized tree (reaching 10 to 15 meters tall at maturity) has a rounded, spreading crown that provides generous shade and a majestic presence in your landscape.

Exceptional Characteristics:

  • Radiant Foliage: The 'Sunburst' is distinguished by its bright yellow spring foliage that transforms into a fireworks display of warm colors in fall, with shades of red, orange, and golden yellow.
  • Discreet Blooms: In early spring, the Sunburst Honeylocust adorns itself with small, inconspicuous creamy white flowers that attract pollinators.
  • Rapid Growth: This tree grows quickly, reaching its mature size in 15 to 20 years.
  • Remarkable Adaptation: The 'Sunburst' adapts to a variety of soils and light conditions, even tolerating drought.
  • Increased Resistance: This tree is hardy to zone 3, which means it can withstand winter temperatures down to -34°C.

Growing Information for Optimal Growth:

  • Soil: The Sunburst Honeylocust prefers rich, well-drained, and moderately moist soil. It also tolerates dry and clay soils.
  • Light: This tree thrives in full sun or partial shade.
  • Watering: Regular watering is important, especially during dry periods. Allow the soil to dry slightly between waterings.
  • Pruning: Light pruning is recommended each year to maintain the shape of the tree and promote healthy growth. Remove dead, diseased, or damaged branches, and prune the main branches to retain the rounded shape of the tree.

Plant details


240 - 420 in.
240 - 420 in.
360 - 600 in.



  • Pyramidal

Flowering colours:

  • Green

Plant needs


  • Tolerates moist soils


  • Easy

Soil requirement:

  • Well-drained soil
  • Fresh
  • Moist



  • Drought
  • Salt


  • Pollinators
  • Birds


  • Open ground
  • Isolated
  • Massive


  • Spring coloring

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