Keele University Arboretum
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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.
Two in front of the Students' Union Building. Planted in 2012.