Gleditsia frutescens [Macarthur]

Frutescens means shrubby, bushy [Stearn] and Gleditsia frutescens is probably a shrubby variety, possibly a nursery name for a garden variety of one of the commonly grown species described here.  Perhaps the most likely is Gleditsia sinensis Lam. var. nana, syn. Gleditsia nana Hort. ex Dippel, a dwarf form probably introduced to cultivation between 1840, when Paxton’s Dictionary was originally published, and 1849 when a second edition was published with a supplement.

Horticultural & Botanical History

No additional data.

History at Camden Park

Listed in all published catalogues [T.518/1857].


See also Gleditschia triacanthos L.

Published Dec 22, 2009 - 03:40 PM | Last updated Jul 21, 2010 - 12:08 PM

More details about Gleditsia frutescens [Macarthur]
Family Fabaceae
Region of origin

Unknown, possibly of garden origin

Common Name
Name in the Camden Park Record

Gleditschia frutescens 

Confidence level low