Cladrastis kentukea

Yellowwood

This forms a broad, rounded tree with bright green foliage. The fragrant white flowers are held on 12" long pendulous panicles in spring. The fall color is golden yellow. The wood contains a yellow dye which distinctively colors the heartwood and gives rise to the common name of yellowwood. It needs full sun and an average well-drained soil. Prune in summer as cuts made in winter or spring tend to "bleed".

  • Common Name: Yellowwood
  • Height: 40' tall
  • Spread: 30' wide
  • Type: Deciduous
  • Zone: 5 - 8

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