Cladrastis kentukea Sold Out For Spring 2021


Cladrastis kentuckea is a medium sized, native tree with an elegant display of pendant white, fragrant blossoms. Its heartwood contains a yellow dye which distinctively colors the heartwood and gives rise to the common name of yellowwood. This native is a favorite for year round landscape beauty, planted as a single specimen or in groupings.

Category: Medium flowering tree; deciduous
Hardiness: 4 to 8
Foliage: Medium green compound with rounded leaflets
Fall Color: Yellow
Flower: Fragrant, white, pendulous, terminal panicles tends to produce the greatest abundance of flowers in alternate or every third year
Bark: Attractive smooth gray bark is somewhat Beech-like
Winter Interest: Smooth gray bark is an asset
Texture: Medium
Shape: Vase-like in youth, broadening to a rounded crown
Mature Size: 30 to 50' tall by 40 to 55' wide
Growth Rate: Medium
Adaptability: Cladrastis kentuckea tolerates high pH soils and acid situations, native on limestone cliffs and ridges
Native Habitat: Native of North America