Spectacular thorns of the Chinese honey locust
    • Spectacular thorns of the Chinese honey locust
    • The Chinese honey locust offers a magnificent yellow foliage during fall
    • Trunk and branches of a Gleditsia sinensis
    • Pods of the Chinese honey locust containing edible seeds.
    • The thorny branches of Gleditsia sinensis
    • Fragrant flowers of Chinese honey locust
    • Dried pods of the Gleditsia sinensis
    • The Gleditsia sinensis offers a magnificent golden foliage during autumn

    Chinese honey locust

    €14.00
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    Gleditsia sinensis

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    Payment in 3x or 4x with Alma from 90€

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    Fast and safe delivery throughout Europe
    48 to 72 hours delivery
    100 % grown in France
    100 % grown in France
    All our plants are grown from seeds in the Loire valley.
    100% natural
    100% natural
    No chemical fertilizer or add on Plants’ growth cycle is respected Non-grafted, non-hybridized
    Seedlings
    Seedlings
    We sell our plants young, so that they are both adaptable and affordable
    Customized packaging
    Customized packaging
    All our boxes were designed especially for Rayon de Serre. 100% recycled and recyclable.
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    100% secure payment
    Payment in 3x or 4x with Alma from 90€

    Caractéristiques de la plante

    • Gleditsia sinensis : Chinese honey locust
    • Family:Fabaceae
    • Origin : China, India, Korea
    • Height in its natural environment : 12m
    • Hardiness : -26°C
    • Colour of the flower : White

    Les plants de Rayon de Serre

    Taille des plantes Rayon de Serre Height : about 10 to 20 cm (depending on seasons)


    croissance de la plante Fast grower

    Descriptif de la plante

    Le mot de Rayon de Serre

    Chinese honey locust is a spectacular hardy exotic tree that can withstand extreme cold and deserves to be discovered !

    The Gleditsia sinensis is spectacular first and foremost for its impressive number of thorns, which serve to keep at bay any herbivores that might have the idea of making a meal of it. Spectacular for its beautiful little airy leaves, which turn a majestic yellow in autumn. Spectacular for its dense, spreading habit, which provides excellent shade. Spectacular for its fragrant flowering, which gives way to large, bean-like pods, hence the name Févier.

    But not only is the Chinese honey locust beautiful, it also has many medicinal virtues, and is included in traditional Chinese pharmacopoeia, particularly for skin problems.

    And the virtues of the Gleditsia sinensis don't stop there! Its roasted seeds can be eaten salted or sweetened, its leaves can accompany a dish as a vegetable, and its powdered pods can be used as soap. The powder is also used in paper-making, as a sizing agent and for dyeing. Mixed with oil and colors, it forms a paste that can be used to print designs on paper.

    So, whether you're letting this Chinese honey locust grow into a tree, or pruning it into a hedge, enjoy the charms of this little-known Fabaceae!

    Conseils de culture

    Conseil de Culture Rayon de Serre

    Rempoter ?
    Arroser ?
    Apport d'éléments nutritifs ?
    Plante d'intérieur ou plante d'extérieur ?
    Que faire en cas de maladie ?
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    Growing tips

    Repotting

    Repotting

    When you receive your plant, repot it in a pot slightly larger than the bucket, which must be well pierced. Avoid pot covers which prevent residual water from draining away and encourage fungal diseases. Choose a fine potting soil, ideally with added perlite or sand to lighten the substrate (do not use garden soil or acidic soil such as heather). Then plan two repottings per year (spring and autumn), gradually increasing the size of the pot and adapting it to the size of the root network (the roots must have room, but not too much as the plant must be able to dry out its substrate between waterings). This avoids having to add fertilizer, which always risks burning the fragile roots of the plants and making the plant wither as soon as the fertilizer is stopped.

    Watering

    Watering

    Moderate watering: watering should be copious (the whole root ball should be wet), but wait until the substrate has dried deeply before watering again (you can stick your finger in the soil: as long as you feel moisture, do not water). Your plant will recover better from a lack of water than from an excess of water. Always water at the base of the plant, and do not mist it, because stagnant water in the armpit of the leaves favors cryptogamic diseases. If your atmosphere is too dry, put bowls of water nearby (above radiators for example), so that evaporation humidifies the air.

    For an indoor planting

    For an indoor planting

    Your plant is best taken out in summer, full sun is perfect for it. It should be brought indoors in winter, and ideally placed in a warm and luminous place, like in a veranda or behind a window. It fears excessive humidity when temperatures are low, so avoid cold rooms. Attention: do not take it out and bring it in all the time, it should be taken out in good weather, then brought in when the cold weather arrives, because plants adapt their foliage to their environment, which should not constantly change. It often happens that plants lose their foliage when they are taken out and/or put in, don't worry, your plant will adapt and will emit its new foliage accordingly.

    For an outdoor planting

    For an outdoor planting

    If your climate allows it, you will be able to plant your plant in full ground, a full sun is recommended. We advise you however to cultivate it in pot the first year and to make it spend the first winter in the heat, in order to strengthen it well. Plant it between the end of the risk of frost (generally at the beginning of May) and the end of August, in a soil which must be light and draining; do not hesitate to add sand and fine potting soil if necessary. Be careful with the minimum temperatures indicated: they are given for a mature plant, and you have to take into account the wind which accentuates the cold felt, as well as the water retention capacity of your soil, which can rot the roots if it is not sufficiently draining. So take a little safety margin!

    Pruning

    Pruning

    This plant supports the pruning, but we do not advise it because that would make it lose its native form.

    In case of pest attack

    In case of pest attack

    If your plants are under attack by aphids or other pests, the best way to control them is by hand. Change their soil, remove as many undesirables as possible by hand and then shower your plants with a strong stream of water to eliminate any eggs that may be present. Spray them (insist on the underside of the leaves) with liquid black soap diluted in water. Repeat the operation several times at a few days interval. Take them outside in good weather, rain, sun and wind will kill most of the aggressors!

    Rayon de Serre's word

    Rayon de Serre's word

    Its pretty leaves and thorns are decorative from an early age!

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