Gleditsia triacanthos 50' x 30-35'
Beautiful fast-growing pyramidal leguminous nitrogen-fixing tree. Bright green lacy leaves provide filtered light, making it good for “two-story” agriculture or great shade for the lawn.
Subtle greenish-white flowers turn to sugary pods suitable for cattle or pig forage or even ethanol. Traditionally pods were dried, ground and used in flour.
Good for erosion control and often used as a street tree. Plant in full sun, well-drained soil. Tolerates drought, pollution, salt, disease and insects. May have thorns. Native to eastern U.S. Z4. Maine Grown. (2-4' bare-root trees)