This medium sized shade tree has panicles of sweet smelling flowers in early summer and brilliant yellow leaves in the fall.
|Latin Name||Cladrastis kentukea|
|Color of Leaf||Dark green, yellow to gold orange fall color|
|Shape of Leaf||Alternate, feather-like: 8″ to 10″ long with 5 to 11 leaflets|
|Color of Flower||White|
|Shape of Flower||Fragrant, 1″ long, pea shaped|
|Shape of Bark||Gray to light brown, smooth, similar to American Beech|
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.