Cladrastis kentuckea /Yellowwood

Cladrastis kentuckea  / Cladrastis kentuckea
Excellent autumn color at Ann Arbor, MI
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Scientific Name: Cladrastis kentuckea
Common Name: Yellowwood
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7 Determine Your Zone
Height: 30-50 feet
Spread: 30 - 40 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: White
Fruit present: Fall
Fruit color: Brown
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Comments: An excellent, easy to grow, shade tree in the upper South and farther north. Has fragrant, white, wisteria-like blooms in spring. Heartwood is stained yellow by a naturally occurring dye in the plant. Good fall color of yellow. Be patient, tree may not flower for six or more years, and once it reaches flowering maturity, it may not flower every year. Reported to more likely bloom every other year. Not easy to get established in the landscape. Turf grows reasonably well under canopy because of the deep root system of the yellowwood.