'Skyline' honeylocust ?

greenthumbzdudeNovember 6, 2010

Hi,

I was looking for a tall shade tree I could plant next to my "Jane" magnolia since its leaves were scorching over the summer. I came across a variety of honeylocust that grows really fast and has good form. Its called "Skyline", does anyone know who carries this cultivar?

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dan_staley(5b/SS 2b AHS 6-7)

This should do 'er.

Dan

    Bookmark   November 6, 2010 at 11:03AM
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toronado3800 Zone 6 StLouis(6)

Check anyone you randomly find against the garden watchdog site. Make sure the nursery has at least a reasonable reputation.

Greenthumbz, how big a transplant you looking for?

    Bookmark   November 7, 2010 at 12:06AM
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ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

you can do the research.. but i have some recollection that honeylocust may not be the most root friendly tree in the long run ...

you really havent given us many facts here.... was there drought .... was it recently transplanted??? .. was it properly planted... what size is it... might it not be easier to move it in spring.. rather than waiting a hundred years to grow some shade above it... how was it watered this year.. etc ....

TRUST ME .. ANYTHING marketed as 'grows really fast' is going to be a problem.. guess what.. really fast ...

there has to be a better solution to your quandary ...

ken

    Bookmark   November 7, 2010 at 10:13AM
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dan_staley(5b/SS 2b AHS 6-7)

there has to be a better solution to your quandary ...

Yes, generally you want to plant rhodies/shade mags/azaleas where there is already shade, but hopefully it can last 7-10 years until the Gleditsia grows tall enough to shade. One caveat though, late to leaf out and early to drop may or may not be the best choice for a canopy tree meant to shade plants.

Dan

    Bookmark   November 7, 2010 at 12:57PM
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