Gleditsia triacanthos. Reaching 30 meters tall, this native nitrogen fixing tree benefits many including bees, wildlife, and even humans: we can use the sweet (honey flavoured) pulp inside their pods in baking, tea or for brewing beer. Honey Locusts grow impressive thorns, 3-10 cm long which can be used for pins or nails in a pinch.
Height including roots: 45cm or less or 45-60cm or 60cm+
Canadian Hardiness Zone: 4
Recommended Use: baking, tea
Ripens: Mid September
Pollination: self pollinating