Honeylocust (GLEDITSIA TRIACANTHOS INERMIS) - 'Northern Acclaim'
Northern Acclaim® Honeylocust is a good hardy introduction from NDSU with an upright, pyramidal growth habit much like 'Skyline' Honeylocust. Thornless and seedless, this variety of honeylocust grows at a moderate to fast rate with greater winter hardiness than the standard available cultivars in the nursery trade. Maintains attractive bright green foliage during the summer months changing to golden-yellow in the fall. The bi-pinnately and pinnately compound foliage is reminiscent of fern leaves and provides a light, filtered shade. Deer tend to leave honeylocusts alone and they are highly adaptable, tolerant, and reliable.
Northern Acclaim® grows at a moderate to fast growth rate to a height of 40-50 feet with a spread of 30-35 feet. It is extremely cold hardy to USDA Hardiness zone 3b-6. Also known as 'Havre' Honeylocust, 'Northern Acclaim' requires full sun and well-drained soils. It is very adaptable to pH and tolerant of more alkali soils. Has shown good drought tolerance, urban tolerance, and has very little leaf litter in the fall making clean up easier than most shade trees with larger leaves. Makes an excellent specimen shade tree in the landscape and is unique enough as a stand alone or to offset other textures and shapes of trees. Resistant to canker disease.