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American yellowwood is a medium-sized, deciduous tree of the legume family that typically grows 30-50’ tall with upright branching and a broad, rounded crown. Intensely fragrant, wisteria-like, pink flowers in large, drooping panicles (10-15” long) will cover a mature tree in late spring. Profuse bloom may occur only once every 2 or 3 years however. New trees may not bloom for the first 8-10 years. The species is native to the southeastern U.S.

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Latin Name

Cladrastis kentukea

Plant Type

Deciduous Tree


Easily grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils. Tolerates some dry soils once established. Prune in summer because cuts made in late winter or spring tend to bleed.

Light Requirements


Vase-shaped habit

Plant Height

30-50 Feet

Plant Width

40-55 Feet


Pinnately compound green leaves turn yellow in fall.


Fragrant, drooping clusters of pink-white flowers in late Spring.


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