Gleditsia sinensis Lam.
Fully-hardy medium-sized tree with branched spines, fern-like, pinnate leaves, and racemes of small, green-white flowers, followed by straight, flat but thick fruits, to 25cm long. To 12m. [RHSD, Hortus].
Horticultural & Botanical History
It was first cultivated in Europe in 1774. [Don]. Saint-Hilaire Arb. pl.30/1824.
History at Camden Park
Listed in all published catalogues [T.520/1843].
See also Gleditschia triacanthos L.
Published Dec 21, 2009 - 04:49 PM | Last updated Jul 21, 2010 - 12:11 PM
|Region of origin||
Chinese honey locust, Chinese triacanthus
|Name in the Camden Park Record||
Gleditschia sinensis - Chinese Triacanthus