Honeylocust Photo

The honey locust, also known as the thorny locust, transplants well to other areas and will stand up to a range of harsh conditions. This tree is a deciduous tree that is native to central North America but can be found as far south as Texas. Honey locusts are fast growing plants that can grow to be 100 feet high and can live for as long as 120 years.

Thrives in Tough Environments

Over the years, the honey locust has become a popular tree in areas that are known for their warmer and dryer climates such as Nevada. It tends to thrive in urban environments and alkaline soil, and it is also very drought resistant. Added to its heartiness is the fact that honey locust transplants will quickly thrive in overall poor conditions.


Not only does the honey locust thrive in drought conditions, but it is also resistant to a range of pests that wreak havoc with other trees. For example, the honey locust is resistant to gypsy moths and mimosa webworms.

In addition to being easy to care for and thriving in harsh urban environments in poor soil, the honey locust makes the most out of available rainfall and water. Those looking for a robust and attractive ornamental plant will discover that the honey locust is an excellent choice.

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