A beautiful and enduring small to medium shade tree, honey locusts have light, attractive leaves resembling ferns that turn a brilliant yellow in fall. Its leaves degrade quickly once fallen – something gardeners greatly value. A tough tree, honey locusts has been used to reclaim lands disturbed by mining operations, and is very tolerant of salt and similar urban stressors.
Size and Light Requirements
Honey locusts do best in full sun. While variable, it typically reaches 30 feet to 50 feet in approximately 40 years.
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All the trees in this guide have been selected by Casey Trees and are well adapted to the soil and conditions present in Washington, DC.