Growing Zones: 3-9 outdoors(hardy down to -30℉) 3-9 outdoors
- Mature Height:
- 30-70 ft.
- Mature Width:
- 30-70 ft.
- Full Sun
- Botanical Name:
- Gleditsia triacanthos var. inermis 'Shademaster'
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The Perfect Shade Tree for Your Backyard or Garden
The Shademaster Honeylocust is everything you could want in a shade tree and more. Providing perfect dappled shade with a classic rounded shape, the Shademaster Honeylocust Tree is highly adaptable, tolerant, hardy, and pest and disease-free.
It's synonymous with the classic shade tree. Though shade trees come in many shapes and sizes, there's something nostalgic about the rounded canopy of a Shademaster Honeylocust. Growing to 30-70 feet in height, the Shademaster is ideally sized and rounded, ensuring a timeless Americana look you'll love in your lawn.
A perfect shape with perfect shade. Many shade trees have a dense canopy that offers fantastic shade, but the lack of light makes it impossible for anything to grow underneath. The Shademaster Honeylocust Tree offers dappled shade to keep you cool in the summer but still allow grass and other plants to grow beneath its canopy.
And small leaves mean no mess to clean up in the fall. Other shade trees have huge foliage that leave a big mess to clean up in autumn. The Shademaster Honeylocust's leaves are small and delicate. They fall in the autumn but quickly disintegrate, leaving you to enjoy the cool weather without an extra chore.
Enjoy perfect summer shade under a green canopy. You and your family will love sitting under the sweet shade of the green leaves in summer. Since plants easily grow under the canopy, you can plant a few colorful ground covers and place a bench nearby to create a peaceful retreat your family can enjoy for generations.
Fragrant flowers soothe the senses in spring. As winter fades and the weather begins to warm, bundles of pale green and white flowers bloom and hang from the branches. Their fragrance is strong and floral but sweet - a classic and recognizable Honeylocust smell.
Plus, golden yellow foliage gives a stunning autumn show. Though the leaves may be small, they still dazzle during fall. Turning from bright spring green to golden yellow, the transition of colors on these leaves are reminiscent of the nostalgic sights and smells of autumn.
Thornless and seedless, the Shademaster Honeylocust Tree is effortlessly maintained. The Shademaster, also called a Thornless Honeylocust, is a thornless and seedless variety. You'll get to enjoy everything lovable about the classic Honeylocust without the fear of thorns and the chore of cleaning seed pods.
Best of all, the Shademaster Honeylocust Tree grows anywhere. In dry or wet soils, polluted air, poor soil conditions, alkaline or acidic soils, clay or sandy soils, cold weather, hot weather, and even salty air - this highly adaptable, durable and hardy Honeylocust thrives in your yard.
It's pest and disease free too. Deer don't like the Honeylocust and neither do pests nor diseases. Not only does this tree require zero maintenance, but it also doesn't require constant supervision to make sure it stays healthy.
With branches so strong, the Shademaster Honeylocust allows you to create a tree swing. Some shade trees are notorious for their weak branches and broken limbs. The Shademaster Honeylocust Tree's branches are extremely strong. So strong that they're ideal for creating summertime memories by anchoring a tree swing for your family to enjoy.
What are you waiting for? If you want a shade tree, the Shademaster Honeylocust is a go-to. Your family will quickly fall in love with this fast growing tree as it shoots up more than 3 feet per year. Start growing your Shademaster Honeylocust Tree now - order yours today!
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Pleased with purchase
Trees arrived in good shape even with the temperature in the high 80's. I was afraid they would be dried out but was pleased when they were unwrapped and looking healthy.
Very happy with the honey locust trees I purchased. They arrived two days after I ordered them and came in perfect shape. Followed the directions for planting them and they seem to be flourishing. Once they survive the winter here on the Canadian border we will be ordering additional trees.
Planting & Care
The Shademaster Honeylocust can be planted in any soil or air condition, but it needs to be placed in a spot that receives full sun. Plant in a hole twice as wide, but just as deep as the root ball. There is no need to amend the soil. You can add mulch under the canopy, but not near the trunk, if you want to prevent weed growth, as the dappled shade will allow plant life to flourish under the canopy.
Watering: This tree can tolerate wet or dry conditions. Be sure to water the tree weekly in its young life to ensure proper growth.
Maintenance: This tree does not require any pruning, fertilizing or pest or disease management.
Most items ship the next business day unless otherwise noted
Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately, however some orders may ship in 1-2 business days (we do not ship on the weekends) from date of purchase. As noted on the website, some items are seasonal, and may only ship in spring or fall. Once your order is shipped, you'll receive an email with a tracking number.
|Amount of Order||Shipping Charge|
|Less than $15||$11.95|
|$149 & above||Free Shipping!|
You can still order, but due to cold weather, we have delayed shipping to the areas shaded on the map below. We want your new plant to thrive right out of the box, so we will wait on shipping your order until the weather is ideal. This includes anyone in
Growing Zones 3, 4, 5 or 6. If you are unsure of your growing zone, visit our
Growing Zone Finder.
We will resume normal shipping in the Spring. Please see the table below for your approximate ship date.
|Growing Zone||Shipping Resumes|
|Zones 3 & 4||Week of April 29th|
|Zones 5||Week of April 14th|
|Zones 6||Week of April 7th|
|Zones 7-11||Ships Now!|