Plant Profile: Gleditsia triacanthos var. inermis ‘Elegantissima’

One of my favourite species of trees; Gleditsias offer something for all seasons. Spring however, is the time of the year when the feathery fern-like foliage comes out in the brightest of lime-greens, looking fabulous against clear blue skies as the days grow warmer.


‘Elegantissima’ is a smaller growing variety making it suitable where the larger growing cultivars may dominate. Its dense foliage also distinguishes it, and allows it to be used as a deciduous screening option in small gardens.