Locust Seeds, Thornless Honey Locust - (Gleditsia triacanthos inermis)

(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.


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.



- Soak seeds 24 hrs, beginning with hot water, then letting them cool to room temperature.

- Plant soaked seeds in pots using standard potting soil or in nursery beds. Heat mats are NOT required & can hinder germination!

- Protect young tree seedlings from slugs, cutworms & rodents. Slugs especially can eat primary leaves as soon as they come up, so be vigilant! 

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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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