Thornless HL needs to be purchased from a reputable nursery. Since you can
take the "adult" wood (which is often thornless on even a thorny tree) from
the upper, outer crown of a thorny tree and through grafting get a
"thornless" tree, you can not grow honeylocust from seed and be sure of it
It is possible to collect and germinate seeds (seeds must be either filed
down or acid scarified to germinate readily) and grow the seedlings for a
couple years in order to determine if they are thorny or not. Many thorny
seedlings will show thorns within 10 weeks of germination, other that are
not quite so "armed" may not reveal their true nature until a somewhat later
Honeylocust is planted all over the country as an ornamental, but it is best
to purchase a sapling from a local nursery that has a good reputation.
Honeylocust that has a southern origin will suffer dieback or even death if
planted in the northern tier of states.
From: Pat Elazar [mailto:Pat_Elazar@cwb.ca]
Sent: Tuesday, June 29, 1999 11:24 AM
Subject: Improved Honey Locust Cultivars
Hi Dr Mike!
I hope you & family are okay. Glad to see you back in the west! I have an
question about thornless Honey Locust (G.T. Inerma). Are there grafted
of this cultivar available, or do they grow "true" from seed? What would be
approximate range? This is from a client, not for my own use...
BTW, do you have chestnuts down there at Missou?
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