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Yellowwood Cladrastis kentuckea 100 Seeds

Yellowwood Cladrastis kentuckea 100 Seeds

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Cladrastis kentukea, commonly called American yellowwood, is a medium-sized, deciduous tree of the legume family that typically grows 30-50’ tall with upright branching and a broad, rounded crown. It is noted for its pinnately compound foliage, panicles of fragrant white spring flowers, autumn seed pods and yellow fall color. The species is native to the southeastern U.S. Pinnately compound leaves (usually with 7-11 leaflets) open as yellowish green, turn bright green in summer and then turn yellow in fall. Intensely fragrant, wisteria-like, pink flowers in large, drooping, terminal panicles (10-15” long) will cover a mature tree in late spring. Bloom is similar in appearance to that of black locust (Robinia). Flowers give way to flat seed pods (2.5-4” long) that mature in September-October. Species was formerly called Cladrastus lutea. The wood of this tree contains a yellow dye that distinctively colors the heartwood and gives rise to the common name of yellowwood.


Easily grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun. Tolerates some dry soils once established. Best sited in a location protected from strong winds. Excellent small tree for residential lawns, particularly on smaller properties. Also may be planted near patios and terraces. May be effectively grouped on larger properties. Hardy in zones 4-8.


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