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Common Name:  Yellowwood 

Scientific Name: Cladrastis kentukea

Location: Two in Spalding Circle

Size: 2.5 inches diameter at breast height

Yellowwood, "Cladrastis kentukea" location on map

Native to: Southeastern U.S.

This tree typically grows to: 30-50 feet tall and 40-55 feet wide

This tree prefers these conditions: Full sun, medium moisture

Special about this tree:  

  • Great four-season tree        
  • Dangling 10-inch, fragrant pinkish-white flowers in May
  • Crisp green foliage in summer
  • Dark brown 3-inch seedpods and strong yellow color in fall
  • Smooth gray bark
  • Yellow heartwood can be used in dyes.