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Cladrastis lutea

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More About Cladrastis lutea

  • AKA Cladrastis kentukea
  • Vase-shaped crown with broad, almost horizontal, spreading branches
  • Pendulous, long, wisteria-like clusters of fragrant, white flowers
  • Green, compound leaves turn a delicate yellow to orange in the fall
  • A beautiful specimen in any landscape, especially when in flower
  • Bloom Time: Late spring to early summer

Zone:

4

Height:

10-12 m

Spread:

9-10 m

Colour:

White
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Yellowwood Growing and Maintenance Tips

Long, drooping flowers appear in late spring and early summer, often in alternate years. Tolerant of high pH levels in the soil and dry conditions. Yellowwood should not be pruned in late winter or spring.


Cladrastis lutea Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Attracts Birds
Attracts Birds
Fragrant
Fragrant

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Average to Dry Soils
Moist to Average

Growth Rate

Medium

Attributes

Fall Color
Deciduous

Flowering Time

Lt. Spr-Sum

Habit

Spreading
Vase-shape
Rounded

Foliage Color

Orange
Yellow
Green

Landscape uses

Specimen

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