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Gleditsia sinensis


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

Planting Season: Deciduous

Height at Maturity: 40 ft (12 m)

Cultivation: Moist fertile soil

Features: Dull yellow pinnate leaves; branching thorns; large seed pods

Uses: Specimen tree Autumn color Winter silhouette

Zones: 5?10

Description: A native of China, this tree grows to 40 ft (12 m) and has yellowish green foliage. The purplish brown seed pods are thick and woody and up to 10 in (25 cm) long. In China they are boiled in water to produce a lather used for washing clothes, hence the co

Growth Habit: Pyramidal habit

Comments: Cultivars available

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