- Height: 30′
- Spread: 40′
- Shape: Rounded
- Growth Rate: Medium
- Foliage: Bright Green
- Fall Color: Bright Yellow
- Flower: Fragrant White or Pink Cascades
- Fruit: 2-4” Pod
- Distinctive Features: Outstanding small tree with smooth grey bark and delicate spring flowers
Cladrastis kentukea – Yellowwood is a pollinator loving tree with a smooth bark and large hanging clusters of fragrant white flowers. Perfect for shade in small to medium sized landscapes. The Perkins Pink variety has delightful pink flowers in spring.
Yellowwood starts growing slowly in our nursery. It takes some patience to get the top to fill in, but once it has a few years to establish itself the Yellowwood ends up finishing as a unique specimen. The tropical feel of the bluish-green foliage set against the smooth dark bark catches your eye in the nursery.