Young Yellow Honey locust shrub | Gleditsia triacanthos 'Sunburst' Shrub form


A thornless Gleditsia with stunning yellow foliage? That is the Gleditsia triacanthos 'Sunburst' in shrub form.

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The Gleditsia triacanthos 'Sunburst'

The Gleditsia triacanthos 'Sunburst', also known as the Yellow False Christ's Thorn, is a deciduous shrub with a modest height and an open crown structure.


Leaf Color

The leaves of the Gleditsia triacanthos 'Sunburst' are golden yellow in spring and transition to bright yellow in summer. The numerous small leaves are arranged opposite each other on the branches.



In the months of May and June, the Gleditsia triacanthos 'Sunburst' blooms with inconspicuous yellow-green flowers, representing high ecological value for many bees.


No Fruits

After flowering, no fruits appear on the tree. The Gleditsia triacanthos 'Sunburst' is a fruitless cultivar, lacking the characteristic pods.


Ornamental Value

The primary ornamental value of this Yellow False Christ's Thorn lies in its distinctive yellow foliage.



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



The shrub prefers a nutrient-rich soil that is somewhat on the dry side. It thrives better in soil that is not excessively wet.



The shrub exhibits lush growth, so occasional shaping may be necessary to maintain its size.


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



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


  • Mature Height

    6-10 meters
  • Flower color

  • Flowering months

  • Location

    Sun semi-shade
  • Fruits

  • Evergreen

    Not evergreen
  • Winter hardiness

  • Leaf color in summer

    Vivid yellow
  • Leaf color in autumn



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