Plant Finder

shrub

Emerald Cascade Honeylocust*

Gleditsia triacanthos 'Emerald Cascade'

Add To My Wish List

print page
 
Emerald Cascade Honeylocust (Gleditsia triacanthos 'Emerald Cascade') at Plant World

Emerald Cascade Honeylocust

Emerald Cascade Honeylocust

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Emerald Cascade Honeylocust (Gleditsia triacanthos 'Emerald Cascade') at Plant World

Emerald Cascade Honeylocust foliage

Emerald Cascade Honeylocust foliage

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Height:  8 feet

Spread:  8 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  4a

Description:

A stunning grafted variety with a weeping habit, featuring brilliant green bipinnate foliage that cascades to the ground; excellent golden fall color; makes a great garden or landscape accent

Ornamental Features

Emerald Cascade Honeylocust has attractive dark green foliage which emerges light green in spring. The oval bipinnately compound leaves are highly ornamental and turn an outstanding gold in the fall. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Emerald Cascade Honeylocust is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth. It lends an extremely fine and delicate texture to the landscape composition which can make it a great accent feature on this basis alone.

This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Emerald Cascade Honeylocust is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Hedges/Screening
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Emerald Cascade Honeylocust will grow to be about 8 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 8 feet. It has a low canopy, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 70 years or more.

This shrub should only be grown in full sunlight. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist locations, and should do just fine under average home landscape conditions. It is not particular as to soil type or pH, and is able to handle environmental salt. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selection of a native North American species.

 

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Accent  Screening  Garden 
Applications
Foliage Color  Fall Color  Texture 
Ornamental Features