Plant Care Common Honeylocust

Common Honeylocust

About Common Honeylocust

Thornless Honey Locust is a large deciduous tree reaching heights of up to 30'-70' It is a member of the bean family and has short trunk and open, spreading crown. It tolerates poor clay soils, salt, drought, black walnut and is resistant to damage by deer.


Gleditsia triacanthos

Also known as

Honey locust, Thorny locust and Thorny honeylocust

How to care for Common Honeylocust


How often to water your Common Honeylocust

Water needs for Common Honeylocust
0.5 cups
every 9

Common Honeylocust needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Common Honeylocust

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Common Honeylocust in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Common Honeylocust: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Common Honeylocust love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Common Honeylocust does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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How to fertilize Common Honeylocust

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Common Honeylocust: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Common Honeylocust after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Difficulty Level

Common Honeylocust is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Common Honeylocust

Common Honeylocust

Common Honeylocust

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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