Gleditsia triacanthos var. inermis 'Elegantissima'
Gleditsia triacanthos var. inermis 'Elegantissima' common name, Honey Locust, is a deciduous, leguminous tree growing to 25 m tall. From spring to autumn it bears prolific green leaves (to 20 cm long), with about twelve pairs of opposite leaflets. In October to November it bears hanging clusters of creamy-yellow flowers (to 10 cm long) that develop into 20-30 cm long, slightly sickle-shaped, brown pods. Sepals and petals are similar, brownish-yellow, with 3-5 of each.
Our tree has been heavily damaged over the years, and it is possible that we just have root-stock rather than 'Elegantissima'. Our plant bears no thorns so is an Inermis cultivar.
74.00 Location B4
Latitude; -38.401810000000 Longitude; 146.052089000000