Gleditsia tri. 'Draves' pp21698 (Street Keeper ® Honeylocust) is an introduction from Brotzman's Nursery, Inc.

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An ideal tree for city streets, this cultivar boasts the tight narrow form that has long been lacking in the urban tolerant honeylocust. The ascending branch structure gives Street Keeper® a canopy that is only half as wide as other cultivars. Foliage is deeper green than other selections. Discovered near Buffalo, New York, by Mr. Tom Draves and evaluated by him for more than 20 years before seeking commercial introduction. This is the most upright and narrow selection known. Good central leader dominance with strong branch crotch angles.

  • Height: 45' after 50 years

  • Spread: 18' after 50 years

  • Trunk Diameter: 14" after 50 years

  • Shape: Narrow, strongly upright, tightly pyramidal

  • Flower: Flowers not ornamental. The original tree did not have a history of producing seed pods, but recently both it and some plants now in cultivation have set light to heavy crops of seed pods. Honeylocust can switch from producing primarily male to female flowers, or both on the same plant.

  • Fall Color: Yellow

  • Zone: 5

Bare Root Liners (1 year whips)

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                    Photo courtesy Mr. Wim van der Poel, Valkplant B. V                          The budding crew at Brotzman's Nursery


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