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Note: Mature sizes listed are generally those found in the wild. Trees grown in the landscape usually do not reach their full growth potential.

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Tree of the Week - April 12, 2004

 

Yellow-wood's beautiful rounded habitAmerican Yellow-wood

Cladrastis kentuckea (lutea)--Yellow-wood 

Hardiness Zones: 4 to 8 
Height: 40 ft
Spread: 35 ft
Form: rounded 
Type: deciduous tree 
Annual Growth Rate: up to 12 inches 
Flowers: White 

Comments: Yellow-wood bears hanging clusters of white flowers. The flowers are followed by flat seedpods. The attractive, smooth bark can make a dramatic presentation in any yard. Yellow-wood may be grown in both high pH and acidic soils. The tree develops yellow fall color and has brittle wood that can make it prone to storm damage - place it away from houses and driveways. Removal of lower branches when the tree is young can prevent formation of a short trunk.

Look at these yellow-wood flowers!   Yellow-wood's bright, cheery autumn foliage

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