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This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
honey locust 'Sunburst'
Gleditsia are deciduous trees with elegant, pinnate or bipinnate foliage, often on spiny branches, inconspicuous flowers followed by large flattened seed-pods
'Sunburst' is a small deciduous tree with a rounded crown. Leaves bipinnate, with small, leaflets, golden-yellow in early summer, becoming greener in summer
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect North-facing or East-facing or South-facing or West-facing
Exposure Sheltered or Exposed
MoistureWell-drained, Moist but well-drained
SoilChalk, Clay, Sand, Loam
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Grow as a specimen tree in any well-drained soil in full sun
Propagate by seed or grafting
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Pruning Pruning group 1
Pests Foliage is often damaged by gall midge
Generally disease free
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honey locust 'Sunburst'
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