Thornless Honey Locust
Gleditsia triacanthos v. inermis
z. 3 – 9 ht. 30′ – 60′
Thornless Honey Locust is another very worthy Permaculture tree, putting nitrogen into the soil where it grows. It makes a very adaptable and drought tolerant windbreak. It is an animal fodder tree, the high-protein seed pods are good for livestock. The tree makes excellent, rot-resistant fence posts. The tree has the ability to grow near Walnut trees and thus can be used as a buffer between them and other plantings. The young seed pods are sweet and edible, and the young seeds can also be eaten – tasting like peas.
The tree makes a stunning and beautiful shade tree in its’ own right and can be underplanted very successfully. Perhaps most remarkably, the tree can be coppiced (cut near the base) every 5 or 6 years and the cut wood makes fantastic high-BTU firewood. Imagine … a tree that can be cut for high quality firewood sustainably and indefinitely!
Thornless Honey Locust is an elegant, fast growing, very cold-hardy and easy-to-grow tree.
All Permaculture Plants are 1-gallon sized plants.