Form and Growth Characteristics: Plant Type - TreeGrowth Rate - Medium, 9-12' over an 8-10 year period, will grow considerably faster with adequate water and fertilizer. Low branching tree with a broad, rounded crown of delicate branches.Mature Height - 30-50'Mature Width - 40-55'Longevity -
Ornamental Characteristics: Flower - Perfect, White, Fragrant 1-1.25" long; borne in terminal panicles 8-14" long, 4-6" wide at base, in May-early JuneFruit - Pod, brown, October, 2.5-4" long, 0.5" wide, containing 4-6 flat, brown, hard-coated seeds.Leaf - Fall Color - Yellow to Golden YellowBark - On older branches and trunks very smooth, gray and beech-like in overall appearance and texture; called Yellowwood because the heartwood is yellowishOther Features - Extremely hardy, tolerates cold very well and has been reported to flower in Minnesota, and Maine.Possible Use - Season Of Interest -
Culture and Care: Care Requirements - Transplant balled-and-bur lapped as a small tree into well-drained soil; tolerates high pH soils as well as acid situations, prune only in summerNative Habitat - Species native to much of the South-east US. Generally occurs in rich, well-drained limestone soils in river valleys, slopes and ridges along streams.Diseases and Insects - Very few problems associated with this tree; Verticillium wilt has been reported, but nothing serious has been observed.Strength - Weakness -Plants of this taxon:
Find Related Plants:- Other plants with the common name Yellowwood.- Other plants of the family Fabaceae.- Other plants of the genus Cladrastis.- Other plants of the species Cladrastis kentukea.