35 to 45 ft.
30 to 40 ft.
species is native to North America, mainly central US
USDA zones 5-8
hardy to 6,500 ft.
Honeylocusts are medium-size shade trees with small leaflets. Because their leaves are small, they cast a light, dappled shade in summer. Most cultivars available at nurseries are thornless and seedless. The fall leaf color is yellow before the leaflets drop and blow away.
Honeylocusts are generally very easy to grow and drought tolerant, making them a great choice for the Colorado Springs area.
There are several nice thornless honeylocust growing at the Xeriscape Garden. Honeylocusts can be susceptible to several insect and disease problems, but they have not been problematic at the Xeriscape Garden. It is a good tree to consider where light shade, low maintenance, and low water are important.
Prune when young to develop a structurally strong tree when mature.