71 Yellowwood

Broad rounded, deep green, late summer canopy of the Yellowwood.Facts About Yellowwood

Cladrastis kentuckia

Native to: Kentucky, Tennessee and North Carolina
Crown: Broad rounded
Height: 30 - 50 feet
Width: 40 - 55 feet
Growth Rate: Moderate

Characteristics: This tree has bright green leaves and brilliant yellow-orange foliage in fall. Its very fragrant clusters of white flowers in early June resemble wisteria blossoms, and are followed by seed pods.

Negative Features: May not flower for 10 years, and then not every year. Needs some pruning to develop canopy for street tree use.

Uses: Good for all street situations where room allows on arterial, collector, and residential streets.

Comments: Yellow Wood tends to grow slowly when it is young. It is a good shade tree that is seldom planted.

Section of trunk from Yellowwood featuring lightly textured, medium grey bark.
Engraved stone sign for Yellowwood, Cladrastis kentuckia.
Cluster of compound, late summer green leaves from the Yellowwood.
Graphic of a golden, smiling sun.
Graphic of planter dimension for 8 ft.