Yellowwood (Cladrastis kentukea) is a native american tree with low branching tree with a broad-rounded crown of delicate branches.  The older branches and trunk are smooth and gray.  The leaves are a rich pea green and turn yellow to gold brown in fall.  Fragrant, creamy flowers occur in pendulous, 8-14 inch long panicles in May and June.

Growth Rate

  • Medium to fast

Mature Height

  • 30-50 Ft in height and 40 – 55 Ft in width

Sun Preference

  • Full sun to most sun

Soil Requirements

  • Best growth occurs in calcareous, limestone-based soils, but will grow in acid soils.

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