Gleditsia Triacanthos Sunburst aka Golden Honeylocust Options Explained
125-150cm : 7-9 L pot/container. Usually Half Standard or Feathered.
150-200cm : 9-15L Pot. Half Standard or Feathered.
Girth 8-10cm : Standard,18L pot, roughly 240-300cm tall.
Girth 10-12cm : Standard,30-35L pot, roughly 300-360cm tall.
Girth 12-14cm : Standard,35L pot, roughly 360-420cm tall.
Girth 14-16cm : Standard,70L pot, roughly 420-480cm tall.
Multi-stem 200-250cm : Rootball, buy Nov to Mar only. Bush/multistem
Multi-stem 250-300cm : 50L pot, Bush/multistem
Multi-stem 300-350cm : 110L pot, Bush/multistem
Multi-stem 400-450cm : Rootball, buy Nov to Mar only. Bush/multistem
Rootball means it will not come in a pot but will have the roots wrapped which you need to remove before planting and are available for delivery only between November and March.
Multistem means several stems starting very low to the ground. Comparing these with the same age Standard and Half Standard, these are typically shorter. Growing several stems takes more effort than one stem.
Standard and Half Standard means lollipop shape. There is more clear stem with a Standard.
Once a Golden Honeylocust is over around 200cm then girth is the most accurate way to measure maturity and therefore value for money. For every girth measurement increment e.g. 6-8cm to 8-10cm, the canopy will be wider, thicker, bushier and the root system larger as it has experienced 12-18 months growth. You can notice larger root systems with potted versions because the pot size increases with maturity. As a very general rule, each one cm girth measurement represents around 30cm growth. There is wide variation even within the same batch of trees and heights are only a very rough guideline and can easily be outside those listed.
Gleditsia Triacanthos Sunburst aka Golden Honeylocust
An appealing Honey Locust tree, Sunburst is a particularly unusual and colourful tree. One of the most unusual features of this Honey Locust tree is the muscle spasms you experience in your tongue when you try to say it. Gleditsia Triacanthos Sunburst can be shorted to Gary Trevor Steven if you prefer the really common name for this tree.
With the RHS Award Of Garden Merit, you can be sure this is a tree that stands out compared to other Gleditsia (Or Gary's)
The tree may have strong female traits due to initial foliage colour being yellow but then changes its mind in Summer by going green and another mind change in Autumn when it is back to yellow. The noise you hear in Autumn is not the wind blowing through the trees, it is the male trees sighing in despair.
If you are the forgetful type that cannot remember why you were in the garden with a watering can in your hand then don't worry because the Gleditsia Triacanthos Sunburst is drought tolerant.
Well-suited to small gardens in towns and cities, because it copes well with pollution. It will tolerate most soils but moist, well draining and acidic will give best results. Plant in a full sun position and keep away from temperatures lower than minus twenty degrees centigrade.
A medium sized tree with a height of up to 6 metres after 10 years but could go on on to be 12m high and 8m wide.
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Ornamental Tree Roots In The Shade e.g. Behind A Fence
It is more important that that foliage (posh term for leaves) receives the sunlight than the roots. So if the canopy of your ornamental tree can sunbathe but the bottom of your tree thinks there has been a nuclear winter then that is ok. You might want to ensure you have good drainage as water and no sun is the start of algae and other such issues.
Early Autumn Leaf Fall
Heat stress, being potted, lack of water, being boxed up for a few days etc can cause early Autumn leaf fall. Once planted, normal service will resume next season.
Do I Need To Stake My Ornamental Tree?
9 out of 10 times the answer will be no, especially if under 200cm tall. However our article on Tree Staking should help guide you.
Warm and wet conditions from Climate Change have increased aesthetic foliage issues such as Powdery Mildew, Shothole, Rust etc These are not terminal issues and will usually last a season. All trees are inspected before being sent out to ensure they are fundamentally healthy.