The Trees at Keele

Honey Locust Gleditsia tricanthos 'Sunburst'


The Honey Locust is a thorny tree from North America. It is a member of the pea family having pea-like flowers and pea-like pods. It was introduced to the UK in 1700 and since then many cultivars have arisen, of which this is one. It is a variety of the thornless form enermis first planted in 1953. It is an ideal town tree being drought tolerant and resistant to pollution.

Location : Two in front of the Students' Union Building; square N7; tags 1066, 1067. Planted in 2012.