Anyone know anything about Gleditsia trees that are dead from halfway upwards?
Hi fellow gardeners, I have a problem that I wonder if someone knows the answer to. We bought a Gleditsia (yellow honey locust) tree last year. It stands about 9 foot high and it looked a bit spindly but was a good shape and we thought we'd give it a home and a chance. Well where we live is quite exposed and windy. This Spring, it appears that the lovely yellow shoots are coming all out of the young trunk up to about 4' high and nothing at all from the branches! It all looks totally dead, no life whatsoever. Sooo, my question is, what will happen if I chop off all the branches and am just left with a trunk covered in yellow blossom? Will it branch out again and recover? Or should I leave it and see what happens? It looks a bit odd. Any advice appreciated. Thanks.
On plant Gleditsia
- 19 Apr, 2009