Those with gardens in dry, sunny places will be all too familiar with the problems that a summer drought can bring to trees. A fast-draining sandy or gravelly soil can be an added difficulty. Fortunately, the Honeylocust, Gleditsia, tree tolerates, if not relish in such conditions. The stem and branches of this tree are a gray-brown. They like full sun and have moderate growth. They grow to be around 30 feet high and 25 feet wide. They work best in zone 3.