Young Red Honey locust tree | Gleditsia triacanthos 'Rubylace

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"A thornless Gleditsia with stunning brown-red leaves? That's the Gleditsia triac. 'Rubylace'."

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The Gleditsia triac 'Rubylace'

The Gleditsia triac. 'Rubylace,' also known as the Red False Christ's Thorn, is a deciduous tree with a modest height and an open crown structure.

 

Leaf Color

The leaves of the Gleditsia triac. 'Rubylace' are brown-red in spring and transition to bronze-green in summer. The numerous small leaves are arranged oppositely on the branches.

 

Flowering

In June, the Gleditsia triac. 'Rubylace' blooms with inconspicuous yellow-green flowers, representing high ecological value for many bees.

 

No Fruits

After flowering, the tree does not produce fruits. 'Rubylace' is a fruitless cultivar, lacking the typical legumes.

 

Ornamental Value

The major ornamental value of this Red False Christ's Thorn lies in its distinctive red leaves.

 

Thornless

Another significant advantage of the Red False Christ's Thorn is that it is a thornless cultivar, meaning sharp thorns do not appear.

 

Location

The tree prefers a nutrient-rich soil that tends to be on the drier side. It thrives better in such conditions compared to overly wet soils.

 

Pruning

Due to its lush growth, occasional shaping may be necessary to maintain the desired size of this tree.

 

How to plant the tree?

  1. Determine the final location of the tree and ensure it is free from cables, debris, old plants, and other obstacles that may hinder the tree's growth.
  2. Dig a planting hole that is twice the width of the root ball. Loosen the soil at the bottom of the planting hole and mix the excavated soil with (organic) garden soil or planting substrate.
  3. Adjust the planting hole to the height where the root ball fits and firmly press the soil.
  4. Fill the planting hole with water and wait for it to settle. Check if the root ball is sufficiently moist.
  5. Place the tree or plant in the planting hole. It is extremely important that the tree is not planted too deep, as this can cause root rot.
  6. Insert a tree stake or bamboo stake firmly into the ground on the side of the tree where the most wind comes from.
  7. Now, place the watering ring or create a mound of soil around the tree so that water can seep into the ground.

 

Why Choose a Young Tree from Amitis

  • Easy to plant yourself due to the compact size and light weight
  • Conveniently delivered to your home in a sturdy packaging
  • Experience the growth and development of your own tree
  • Easy to maintain
  • Cultivate the size and growth form you are looking for
  • Attain mature size within a short time
  • Can be planted year-round as everything is delivered in pots
  • No root loss and better chances of establishment as everything is pot-grown
  • Cost-effective purchase
  • Fresh, healthy plants directly from the grower

 

Questions?

Want to know more about pruning? Read our page on tree maintenance! Feel free to contact us; we are happy to assist!

Specifications

  • Mature Height

    6-8 meters
  • Flower color

    Yellow-Green
  • Flowering months

    June
  • Location

    Sun semi-shade
  • Fruits

    Fruitless cultivar
  • Evergreen

    Not evergreen
  • Winter hardiness

    Winterhardy
  • Leaf color in summer

    Red-Brown
  • Leaf color in autumn

    Brown-Red

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    • "Kwalitatief goede planten zijn bezorgd, voor een goede prijs."

    • - Jan Willem van Prooijen

    • "De planten waren allemaal in goede mooie staat."

    • - Henk Mens

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