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It is an ideal tree to plant in locations where you want filtered shade rather than the deep shade created by many other landscape trees. It's a good lawn tree since it allows plenty of filtered light to reach down to the grass
Full sun is preferred by these thornless honey locust trees, although young trees will grow well in partial shade.
The honey locust tree is a very hardy tree and can grow well in different types of soil. Loam is ideal, but the trees are also quite tolerant of sand or clay. This tree is also tolerant of salty soils.
Honey locusts have a moderate tolerance for flooding, drought, and other adverse conditions. They thrive in both moist or dry soil. Trees should be watered as soon as they are planted and weekly for the first year. A one-hour trickle that slowly saturates the roots provides proper water for a new tree. Adjust watering based on the local rainfall.
Honeylocust trees are native to America, so they are usually very hardy. Sunburst has been bred to be extra hardy. It isn't fazed by street or air pollution, salt, soot or a whole range of soils, including challenging soil conditions.
Recommended for wherever a large shade tree is required, Sunburst works in large parking lot islands, or buffer zone plantings. Municipalities have used Honeylocust trees as street trees because of that great adaptability to soils and tolerance where road salt is used.
They can be planted in close groups to create a shaded grove in a large landscape. This tree grows as an informal pyramidal outline when young, but opens up into an upright, spreading form at maturity.
You can also use Sunburst Honeylocust as a bright accent specimen tree. The early yellow leaf color, and the way the wind plays through the lacy leaves will draw your eye.
TREE (30-50' Tall)
5064 Milford Road, East Stroudsburg, PA
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Seth H. Richards
Locally owned and Family Operated Since 1932.
Dr. John Richards established Richards Tree Farm in Middle Smithfield, PA as an evergreen farm. Building on those roots, his Great Grandson, Seth Hastings Richards, has grown the farm into a full service Garden Center and Landscape installation business for the past 25 years. The farm specializes in Organic Gardening, Edible, Native, and Unique plants.