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  Thornless Honeylocust  
Common Name: Thornless Honeylocust
Latin Name: Gleditsia triacanthos var. inermis
Tree Size: Large
Leaf Type: Deciduous
Growth Rate: Rapid
Water Needs: Moderate
Tolerances: Salty soil or sea-spray, drought, poorly drained sites, alkaline soils (pH > 7.5)
Attributes: Texas native, reliable fall color, attractive seeds or fruit, seeds or fruit eaten by wildlife
Features: Wildlife eat seed pods. Fine-textured leaves turn yellow in the fall.
Comments: Will shed limbs to survive drought. 'Shademaster' is an excellent nursery variety.
Problems: Native variety has nasty thorns. Seed pods can be messy.
Firewise: Yes
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