Sunburst Locust

Golden yellow “fern-like” leaves everge in spring on this popular shade tree, casting a dappled shade.

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Botanical Name

Gleditsia triacanthos var. inermis 'Suncole'

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Well-drained Soils

Sunburst Honeylocust has an upright, spreading habit with a delicate, "fern-like" leaf structure, casting dappled shade to the lawn or landscape below. The leaves emerge golden yellow in the spring, maturing to a lime green color for the summer. With an outstanding golden yellow fall color, this tree makes the perfect tree for to shade a garden, accent a landscape, and for those that love their turf, the dappled shade makes it easy to grow grass under.


Step 1 – Dig the Hole Twice as Wide as the Pot

Step 2 – Remove the Plant from Its Container

Step 3 – Backfill with 50/50 Soil and Max Mix

Step 4 – Cover the Plant Area with Mulch

Step 5 – Stake the Tree if Needed

Step 6 – Water and Feed the Plant!

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