Yellowwood Tree

Yellowwood Tree

Yellowwood Tree Facts

Specific Name:   Cladrastis lutea = Cladrastis kentukea
Hardiness Zones:   4 to 8
Growth_Rate:   Moderate
Site Requirements:   Sun; well drained soil; tolerates high pH and dry soil
Texture:   Medium
Form:   Upright; graceful spreading crown with low branches
Height:   30 to 45
Weight:   40 to 45'
Leaf:   8 to 12" alternate, odd pinnately compound leaf with 7 to 9 leaflets; yellow fall color
Flower/Fruit:   White, fragrant, pendulous, panicles in early summer; inconsistent flowering from year to year; brown seed pods
Comments:    Withstands city conditions; attracts birds
Habit:   Deciduous
Cultivars:   Rosea