Locust Seeds, Thornless Honey Locust

(Gleditsia triacanthos inermis) Deciduous. Zones 4 - 9.

Honey Locust is an old-time, native tree often seen lining the streets of the longest standing settlement towns. Honey Locust is a fabulous, dual purpose tree, bearing an abundance of beautifully fragrant flowers that bees LOVE and wielding anti-microbial properties that make it long lasting in terms of lumber, hand tools or fence posts.  

Grows quickly, more than 2 feet each year, reaching 100 feet.

*Its roots are tolerant of juglone toxin that is produced by trees in the Walnut family.


Cold Hardiness: Zones 4 - 9

Edible: No

SizeLarge Tree

Growth RateFast

Nitrogen Fixer: Yes

Native Plant: Yes

Germination: 70 - 90%

Sun Requirements: Full Sun - Partial Shade

Soil Preference: Loamy, consistently moist, but tolerates wide range of soil types. Is tolerant of Juglone produced from trees in the Walnut family.



SEED PRETREATMENT: Seeds can benefit from scarification—lightly scratch the seed surface with sandpaper. Then soak seeds in water for 24 hours, starting with boiling water.

STRATIFICATION: No stratification period is required 

SEEDING: Sow soaked seeds 1/2”-3/4” deep, ideally in a sand/soil mix. Alternate soil temperatures during the day (30°C) and night (20°C). Water evenly and regularly.

GERMINATION: When all previously mentioned requirements are fulfilled, germination generally occurs in 10-60 days.

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Available direct from Incredible Seeds, a Canadian Heirloom and Heritage Seed Company, offering only the best natural, non-GMO, open pollinated and untreated seeds, located in Mi'kma'ki / Nova Scotia. 

  • $5.99

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