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Gleditsia (Honeylocust) & Robinia (Locust)

Honeylocusts and Locusts make decorative, winter hardy solitary trees within the bean family (Fabaceae) and are native throughout North America (Robinia spp.), respectively from North America to Northeastern Asia (Gleditsia spp.) and grow to medium-sized trees with a rather open crown. Gleditsia species show typical, very long, branching, blackish-brown thorns on their branches and stems and elegant, medium to dark green feathered leaves and clusters of small, yellowish-green, very sweetly fragrant flowers, which are followed by reddish-brown, flat and large, leathery seed pods in late summer and autumn. Robinia species have feathered leaves and showy, usually pendulous racemes with white, cream to rose flowers. All are easily cultivated in any rich and very well drained soil in full sun. Keep younger plants in a protected spot during winter or give some extra winter protection (e.g. a thick mulch layer).
Prior to sowing scarify seed (e.g. carefully scratch the seed coat with fine sandpaper) and soak them in luke warm water for some 48h. Sow in any well drained, sandy soil throughout the year. Keep pots in full sun and in a protected spot outside during winter. If sown from summer to autumn seeds will germinate in spring the following year.
All are USDA Climate Zone 7.
7 seeds per package.
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Gleditsia aquatica (Water Honeylocust)

Gleditsia aquatica (Water Honeylocust)

7 (15)m, Water Honeylocust is a rarely cultivated tree with finely pinnate leaves and showy, oval light brown seed capsules in late summer and autumn. It is native of Southeastern USA. As in all species the stem and branches are covered with long, unusual spines. For any rich, well drained soil in a protected and sunny spot. V-VI.
7 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package 4873 € 9,99
Gleditsia caspica (Caspian Honeylocust)

Gleditsia caspica (Caspian Honeylocust)

7 (15)m, Caspian Honeylocust is a rarely cultivated tree with broadly pinnate leaves and showy, long, brownish-grey seed capsules in late summer and autumn. It is native of Western Asia (Iran, Caucasus; Azerbaijan, and the Caspian Sea region). As in all species the stem and branches are covered with long, unusual spines. For any rich, well drained soil in a protected and sunny spot. V-VI.
7 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package 4872 € 7,99
Gleditsia japonica (Japanese Honeylocust)

Gleditsia japonica (Japanese Honeylocust)

(syn. Gleditsia horrida)
7 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package6981 € 7,99
Gleditsia sinensis (Chinese Honeylocust)

Gleditsia sinensis (Chinese Honeylocust)

7 (15)m, Chinese Honeylocust is a rarely cultivated tree with pinnate leaves and showy, long, brownish-grey seed capsules in late summer and autumn. As in all species the stem and branches are covered with long, unusual spines. For any rich, well drained soil in a protected and sunny spot. V-VI.
7 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package 4871 € 9,99
Gleditsia triacanthos (North American Honeylocust)

Gleditsia triacanthos (North American Honeylocust)

7 (12)m, North American Honeylocust is a medium sized, open tree with pinnate (feathered) leaves and clusters of strongly fragrant, yellowish green flowers and large reddish brown seed pods in autumn. The stem and stronger branches show typical, very unusual large, branching blackish brown thorns. Easily cultivated in any rich, very well drained soil in full sun. Fully hardy in Central Europe. IV-V.
7 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package 3410 € 3,99*
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Robinia hispida var. fertilis (Rose-Acacia)

Robinia hispida var. fertilis (Rose-Acacia)

5 (8)m, Rose-Acacia is a deciduous, medium sized tree from the USA with an open crown and broadly feathered leaves and elegant, pendulous clusters of bright rose flowers. Easily cultivated in any rich, very well drained soil in a sunny spot. IV-V.
7 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package9469 € 3,99
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