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Gleditsia caspica


Order: Fabales
   Family: Fabaceae
            Genus: Gleditsia
                        Specie: Gleditsia caspica

Planting Season: Deciduous

Height at Maturity: 40 ft (12 m)

Cultivation: Moist fertile soil

Features: Mid-green pinnate leaves turn yellow in autumn; thorns to 6 in (15 cm); long seed pods

Uses: Specimen tree Autumn color Winter silhouette

Zones: 6?10

Description: Native to northern Iran near the Caspian Sea, this species grows to 40 ft (12 m), and is extremely well armed with branching thorns that can be 6 in (15 cm) or more long. Tiny greenish flowers are densely packed on downy racemes and are followed by thin s

Growth Habit: Spreading canopy

Comments: Cultivars available

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