Thornless HoneylocustGleditsia triacanthos form inermis
The thornless honeylocust has captured the hearts of arborists, community foresters and homeowners throughout America. And no wonder. This tree is easy to plant, grows fast, has reasonably strong branches, is aesthetically pleasing and is tough enough to withstand just about any urban setting.
In nature it grows in both a thorned and thornless form, with thorns growing up to 12" long. Many regions in the South still refer to honelocusts as Confederate pintrees because those thorns were used to pin uniforms together during the Civil War.