Don’t get your hopes up just yet. This hardy fast growing ornamental plant does not actually produce honey. The seed pods do, however, have a honey-like sweet taste. Many mammals, especially deer, have been known to stop and pluck the flavorsome pods right out of the tree. The sugary pods, which contain the honey locust seed, are extremely high in protein. Often honey locust is planted near the edge of a food plot or pasture to supplement the diet of large grazing mammals such as deer and cattle.
The flowers bloom in late spring, followed by seed production between September and October. As January rolls around and the cold of winter approaches, the honey locust tree still provides food for game. We have also seen white tail deer as well as rabbits routinely chomp the bark of this sweet tasting tree. When planting this remarkable tree, remember that they prefer to live mostly in the sun. So pick a spot on the edge of a field or along a stream and your new honey locust should be providing food in no time. Keep in mind that Southern soils produce sweet pods, while the pods tend to be less attractive in northern soils.
|3 - 8
|6.0 - 8.0
|Pods eaten by deer, possum, squirrel, rabbit, and quail. Bark eaten by deer and rabbit.
|Mountain slopes, moist bottomlands, along streams, limestone prairie soils.
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Mossy Oak Nativ Nurseries (Nativ Nurseries) guarantees that our product will arrive in good condition, alive, and true to its name as labeled. We take care in packaging our products. If your order is incorrect or does not arrive in good condition, contact our customer service desk within five (5) business days from your receipt of the product to report any mistake in your order or damage to the product. No refunds will be given however but, we will fix our mistake or rectify any damage by replacing the product at our expense. Nativ Nurseries makes no warranty, expressed or implied for any certain rate of growth or productivity for any of our plant products. Nativ Nurseries will not be responsible for crop failure, damage to products after the customer has received an order, or injuries due to non-recommended zone planting, frost damage, or any man made or natural cause beyond our control. Nativ Nurseries will consider replacing an order if a claim is made in writing or e-mail within five (5) business days from your receipt of the product explaining in detail what problems have occurred. However, Nativ Nurseries reserves the right to refuse replacement at any time.