Thornless Honey Locust
Leaf Characteristics
  • broad, flat leaves
  • compound leaves
  • pinnately compound
  • margins smooth
  • doubly compound
  • leaflets short
Thornless Honey Locust
Fruit Characteristics
  • in a pod or capsule
  • in a flat pod
  • pod with wavy edges
Thornless Honey Locust
Gleditsia triacanthos form inermis

The Thornless Honey Locust is one of many varieties of the common Honey Locust tree. It has few if any thorns and produces very few seeds. Landscapers plant this tree as an ornamental, along streets and in parks. Its use has increased since destruction of native elm trees by the Dutch elm disease. Nurseries sell the Thornless Honey Locust under several different names, each representing a patented form.

Tree Size Bark Flower