Cladrastis kentukea

Common Name: Yellowwood, American

Graceful, medium sized tree with broad round head.  Clusters of white, fragrant flowers May to June.  Large green leaves.  Brilliant yellow fall color. 

More About Cladrastis kentukea

  • Graceful, medium sized tree.
  • Clusters of white, fragrant flowers in May to June.


30-35 ft


15-20 ft

Hardiness Zone:

3 to 8

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Cladrastis kentukea Characteristics


  • Fragrant
  • Mass Planting
  • Summer Bloomer
  • Specimen
  • Naturalizing


  • Full sun to shade

Foliage Color

  • Green

Growth Rate

  • Medium

Season of Interest

  • Spring to Fall

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Summer

Soil Moisture

  • Soil tolerant


  • White - Spring