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Gleditsia Triacanthos Sunburst Golden Honey Locust Tree AWARD + DROUGHT TOLERANT **FREE UK MAINLAND DELIVERY + FREE 100% TREE WARRANTY**

Gleditsia Triacanthos Sunburst Golden Honey Locust Tree AWARD + DROUGHT TOLERANT **FREE UK MAINLAND DELIVERY + FREE 100% TREE WARRANTY**
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Available Options:
Size Qty
150-200cm (+£14.40)   
180-240cm (+£40.80)   
Girth 8-10 cm (+£192.00)  
(custom order)
Girth 10-12 cm (+£252.00)  
(custom order)
Girth 12-14 cm (+£324.00)  
(custom order)
Girth 14-16 cm (+£420.00)  
(custom order)
250+cm (+£444.00)  
(custom order)
300+cm (+£624.00)  
(custom order)

Taller options available for most trees. Please use the contact us page stating species, height range and postcode for more info.  If listed as " DELIVERED X MONTH" they might be available by pallet with a £45-£110 surcharge. 

Gleditsia Triacanthos Sunburst aka Golden Honeylocust Options Explained

125-150cm : 7-9 L pot/container. Usually 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.
250+: 50+L pot, either feathered or multi-stem, specify at checkout which you prefer.
300+: 110+L pot, either feathered or multi-stem, specify at checkout which you prefer.

*Heights are given as a very rough guideline and can have considerable variation based on species and supplier (each nursery experiences different growing conditions) It may even have been pruned before being sent out so we can only guarantee girth. Trees over 5.5m may include a delivery surcharge based on location and species but we will confirm with you before progressing the order.

Once a mature tree is around 200cm/4 years old then girth is the best measure of value for money. For every girth measurement increment e.g. 6-8cm to 8-10cm, the canopy will be wider, stronger, 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 but this doesn't apply to slow-growing trees.

Multistem means several stems starting very low to the ground. Comparing these with the same age Standard and Half Standard, these are typically shorter as growing several stems takes more effort than one stem and the girth measuring system does not apply.

Standard and Half Standard means lollipop shape. Industry definitions (which are not universal) mean Half Standard have around 80-150cm clear stem and Standard 180cm or more. Half Standards will usually be quite smaller than their standard equivalent girth size.

Feathered means it has an obvious single stem with side branching for most of it.

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.

Message card included at no additional cost if required. Just add the information required on the card at checkout.

See What Our Customers Are Saying About Our Gleditsia Tricanthus Sunburst Trees
Delighted with tree! Arrived in perfect condition. Only challenge was getting it out of the box on my own so had to get a neighbour to help. Thank you Susan 0813

Tree Jargon Explained
Half Standard:
Around 80-100cm clear stem.
Standard: Around 180-200cm clear stem.
Feathered: Branches for most of the trunk/stem length.
Multi-Stem/Bush: Very little or no clear stem. Multiple branching starting low to the ground. 
Rootball: Dug from the field with roots intact i.e. no pot. 
Pot: Plastic container that the tree was grown in.
Maiden: 1 year tree that has not been pruned.
Pleached: Foliage a square/rectangle flat shape wired to a bamboo frame with some clear stem. 
Screen: Same as pleached but much less/no clear stem.

Multiple Order Discount
Orders over £750 for 150cm+ trees might be discounted by ​​​​​​​contacting us

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.

Climate Change
Climate Change has increased aesthetic foliage issues such as Powdery Mildew, Shothole, Rust, frost damage etc These are not terminal issues and will usually last a season or less. All trees are inspected before being sent out to ensure they are fundamentally healthy and will bounce back. 

Planting In The Corner Of A Garden
Air and light is reduced in this location which could promote fungus and bacterial issues. If the corner is of the house and a fence then you also have leeching issues to contend with from cement and wood preservatives. Also when it rains, that area would experience higher water levels so we advise against it unless the plant is very hardy. 

Mature Tree Warranty
Once a tree is over 3 years old, the failure rate is considerably less and our Tree Warranty does not cover it at 100%. Please check details. 

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