Yellowwood (Cladrastis kentuckea)

  • Height:  30-40′
  • Spread:  30-40′
  • Shape:  Broad-rounded
  • Foliage:  Bright green
  • Fall Foliage:  Yellow
  • Exposure:  Full Sun
  • Zone:  4-8

This large, American native is spectacular in spring, with creamy white flower panicles that are 8-14″ long and loaded with fragrant pea-like flowers. Following the flowers, 4″ light brown seed pods form in autumn. As the tree matures, the bark turns gray, similar to a beech. Yellowwood is named after the yellow color of the heartwood. A beautiful specimen tree that grows especially well in high pH soils, is also tolerant of acid soils.  Available in size #5 and #10 containers.  Our inventory is always changing so please call for current availability.