Unique Features: The Sunburst is the showiest of Honeylocusts. The foliage emerges in the spring with an outstanding golden yellow hue, and gradually turns to the normal deep green. The growth habit of the Sunburst is erratic and twisting, making each tree unique. The pinnate leaves with tiny leaflets cast a dappled shade that doesn’t impede grass or even gardens growing underneath it. The leaflets are small enough that the wind disperses most of them, eliminating leaf raking. The stems do stick around and they, as well as any remaining leaflets, can be cleaned up with a mulching mower. This tree will require more frequent pruning than the other Honeylocusts and is more prone to storm damage. According to the Town of Parker they are also more prone to cankers, so it is not on the Town’s Preferred species list.
- Leaflets emerge a bright golden bronze, later changing to green
- Provides medium to light shade but will not shade out lawns or flower beds
- Thornless and essentially seedless, you can remove any branches with seed pods
- Will require more pruning, and is more prone to storm damage
Mature Height: 30'-40'
Mature Spread: 30'-40'