THORNLESS SHADE TREE WITH UNMATCHED BEAUTY
- Stunning yellow hues in fall
- Small, greenish-yellow blossoms are notably fragrant
- Grows in an oval or rounded shape
- Sturdy and extremely fast growing
- Provides great shade without hindering what's underneath
- Attracts pollinators and bees to dance across your property
- Hand Selected, Fresh from the Grower
- Ships on our trucks because of the size of the tree - does not fit in a box
Photo Credit: ©Nova-Photo-Graphik GmbH® Skyline® Honeylocust
- Hardiness Zone: 4-8
- Mature Height: 40-50' tall
- Mature Width: 30-40' wide
- Exposure: Full Sun
- Spacing: 30-40' apart
Why plant Skyline® Honeylocust?
Are you looking for a shade tree that offers stunning visuals as well as incredible adaptability? Then the Skyline® Honeylocust is the perfect match. This tree not only offers a nice light shade, allowing lawns and other plants to survive in the understory, but this particular cultivar is also thornless! Growing to heights 60-80’ tall and a width spanning 30-40’, this moderately fast growing tree provides around 24” of growth a year. These trees offer feathery, fern-like foliage, sporting a lovely green hue that, come fall, turns vibrant yellow before dormancy. These trees do produce blooms that are inconspicuous and light green in color followed by purplish-brown seed pods lasting into winter. If you are curious, its because of these seed pods that the Honeylocust obtained its name. There is a sweet gummy substance that can be found inside these pods.
How to use Skyline® Honeylocust in the landscape?
Thornless you say, sign me up! That's right, this particular cultivar (unlike others!) has no thorns while also producing less fruit/seeds - meaning less mess. The Skyline® Honeylocust provides not only adaptability but is capable of surviving urban pollution granting this tree a plethora of planting locations. These trees are also handy at aiding in controlling erosion when planted in areas containing poor soil. This tree drops its foliage earlier in fall which aids in preventing damage from early freezes as well as heavy snow. Utilize the Skyline® Honeylocust as a shade tree or planted as a specimen. Also consider using this tree as a vertical accent aiding in the beauty of your landscape.
Hardiness Zone: 4-8
How To Plant Skyline® Honeylocust
The Skyline® Honeylocust is prized for its adaptability to thrive in many locations, even urban ones, allowing this tree to be planted in local parks or utilized as a street tree. Planted in a location that receives full sun will do this tree wonders. Previously mentioning its adaptability, the Skyline® Honeylocust does best in well draining soils while tolerating areas that offer dry or compacted soil types. This tree may also be utilized to stabilize sites with poor soil and help control erosion.
How To Water
You have just finished planting your Skyline® Honeylocust, now it's time to consider your watering schedule. Until your tree is established, we recommend watering at a minimum of twice a week to ensure the health and growth of the tree. Here at Bower & Branch we offer our Elements Watering System to aid you in the process. Once the tree is established watering when necessary or during hot more dry periods will suffice.
How To Fertilize
Here at Bower & Branch, we offer our Elements® Starter Plant Food to meet all your fertilizer needs. When first planting, we advise adding a portion of the fertilizer into the planting sight mixing with the compost planting mix. Once the tree is in the ground, dressing the site with some fertilizer and watering deeply will have your tree fed in no time. Our rule when it comes to fertilizing is to do so in early spring or in fall depending on when the tree was planted. If you planted your tree in the fall, then spring will be the next time to fertilize and vice versa.
How To Prune
Maintenance and pruning care for the Skyline® Honeylocust is fairly simple. Prune in late winter or early spring, simply remove any dead or broken branches while also keeping an eye out and removing any competing branches. We also advise for the health of the tree, to remove or thin out areas that appear to be more congested to allow proper air circulation. If planted in a location where lawn care would take place you may remove lower branches starting at a young age if you so choose. Achieve this by pruning a few branches each year until satisfied with the clearance available.
How Does Shipping Work?
Bower & Branch Trees, the real BIG trees, don’t fit in a box! Our big trees, sizes XL and bigger, require expert delivery and care, that means our extra-large trees are shipped on Bower & Branch trucks. We are the only ones who know how to ship our big and bigger trees and plants with tender loving care.
We deliver your trees and plants directly to you. Ask Bower & Branch about planting services – we'd be happy to assist in installation.
*Big trees and shrubs, Size XL and bigger, will take approximately 2 to 3 weeks to be delivered.
Your trees and plants are grown across the United States at various Bower & Branch Growers. Depending on your location, your plant orders may be shipped from various locations.
Please expect orders with multiple items to be delivered over a number of days as a result. Orders made up of numerous items or selections will not arrive at your home on the same day.
From time to time, Bower & Branch Growers may determine to delay order shipment based on various factors for plant health.
Weather in your region, as well as, where your plants are grown, is always considered when shipping. Extreme weather conditions may delay some or all of your order.
Bower & Branch allows our Growers to make final shipping decisions based solely to benefit your trees and plants’ health and success.
Bower & Branch Plant Whisperers - Online Customer Service
The Bower & Branch customer service team WILL surprise you with experience. The Plant Whisperer Team is available to all of our customers for all reasons: shipping updates, special requests, plant care, design, placement, selection and all your other gardening needs!
Our Service Team is directly connected to the best growers (ours!) across the country and have access to more plant experience and knowledge than any other retailer out there; online or in your neighborhood. Chat with a Plant Whisperer today!
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How Does Sizing Work?
The size of our trees have nothing to do with the container size like you may find elsewhere–big doesn't mean just height - it’s also vigor, age, and overall health. Other online retailers are going to tell you that a plant is a seven gallon, that means nothing to your tree or plant (or you.)
Our trees for sale online are graded on large, x-large, and even bigger sizes. This is because our trees are sized by their age—the higher the letter, the more mature the tree. The age determines the trees’ overall height, size of the trunk and the overall branch density.
All of these characteristics are what you should be looking for when choosing a tree for immediate impact and instant curb appeal. Our extra-large tree and plant sizes are sure to wow you and your neighbors!
See the size guides below.
90 DAY SATISFACTION GUARANTEE:
Bower & Branch guarantees customer satisfaction within all product groups and sizes. If for any reason you are not satisfied with the product or experience, you have 90 days from the original date of purchase to request a replacement of the purchased product(s).
Reach out to a Plant Whisperer:
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Phone: 866-873-3888
- Or via Online Chat
Bower & Branch offers a Three-Year Tree Guarantee on all of our trees, sizes X-Large (A) and up. Only the finest and the most experienced growers are awarded the opportunity to grow for Bower & Branch, so we offer the best guarantee available.
If your tree(s) should fail for any reason during the three-year guarantee period, you will receive an online gift card in the amount that you originally spent on the tree.* You can then use this online gift card for any Bower & Branch Purchase.
* Bower & Branch provides online gift cards in the amount of the original purchase price of the tree(s). The amount does not include any additional costs such as delivery, planting, tax, or any other products or services. Online gift cards can be applied towards any Bower & Branch purchase on BowerandBranch.com and have no expiration dates. Bower & Branch does not guarantee tree replacement or availability of any desired product at any time. Cash refunds are not offered. Bower & Branch requires that all original tags and receipts are present when a guarantee request is initiated. The Bower & Branch Three-Year Guarantee only applies to plant material that has been planted in the ground. Container plantings are NOT covered.
At Bower & Branch, we do our best to honor all guarantee fulfillment requests to ensure customer satisfaction. However, we reserve the right to refuse the request if the required guarantee steps were not satisfied. Bower & Branch also reserves the right to deny any guarantee fulfillment request that is made as a result of animal damage, problems with plant hardiness and zone issues, or acts of nature (snow storms, hurricanes, and similar).