Yellowwood

Arbor walk #21, Treekeeper ID #1882

This medium sized shade tree has panicles of sweet smelling flowers in early summer and brilliant yellow leaves in the fall.

The Yellowwood typically grows up to around 30 to 50 feet, with a lifespan under 100 years. Mainly used for decorative purposes, its white flowers hang in clusters in the spring. There are multiple trunks coming off of its main one, making it susceptible to storm damage, so it needs to be pruned and maintained to ensure the tree limbs do not break.

Common Name(s)Yellowwood
Latin NameCladrastis kentukea
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