The Honey locust Tree is a symbol of beauty, tolerance, and protection. Its name comes from the sweet legume found in the tree pods, which serve as a food source for wildlife. Aside from being used by wildlife and animal for food, the sweet legumes were also consumed by Native Americans as a food source.
Pour boiling water over seeds, let stand in water for 24 hours, and repeat the process on seeds that did not imbibe. Sow seed 1/2" deep, tamp the soil, and mulch the seed bed. Other: if boiling water treatment does not allow the seeds to imbibe, sulfuric acid treatment is required.
When growing in sandy areas this plant can enrich the soil using its nitrogen-fixing nodules, allowing other species to move in. On sandy soils Honey Locusts may also often replace other vegetation which cannot fix nitrogen. it grows best in bright sunlight and does not handle shade well. It specializes in colonizing disturbed areas and edges of woodlots before it is eventually replaced with more shade-tolerant species.
From Spring until Fall, the Golden Locust Tree demands attention with its broad pyramidal crown and showy foot-long leaves with its many leaflets. May through June brings yellow-green fragrant flowers. It will grow best in full sun but will tolerate light or open shade. Once established, the tree is extremely drought tolerant and prefers well-drained soil. It can grow up to 70 feet tall and 30 feet wide in areas with lots of sun and moderate moisture levels.
it’s best to plant in spring or summer and avoid colder seasons
Zones 4-9. It is adaptable to many different conditions and can be planted in areas to assist with windbreaks and prevent erosion.