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Gleditsia japonica


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

Planting Season: Deciduous

Height at Maturity: 70 ft (21 m)

Cultivation: Moist fertile soil

Features: Leaves turn yellow in autumn; seed pods to 12 in (30 cm) long

Uses: Specimen tree Autumn color Winter silhouette

Zones: 6?10

Description: This tree is a native of Japan and China. It is very well armed with branching thorns and grows to 70 ft (21 m). The seed pods are up to 12 in (30 cm) long and often twisted at maturity. ?Koraiensis? comes from east China. Zones 6?10.

Growth Habit: Pyramidal habit

Comments: Cultivars available

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