University of Illinois Extension
University of Illinois Extension - Selecting Trees for Your Home
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American Yellowwood
Cladrastis kentuckea or Cladrastis lutea
American Yellowwood form
Size:

Small
Size: medium
Medium

Large
Exposure/ Light Requirements:
Full Shade not required.
Full Shade
Full Sun required.
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade not required.
Partial Sun/Shade
Pests and Problems:

Environmental Damage

Fungal Disease


Hardiness Zone: 5 - 8 
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Mature Height: 30-50 Feet
Features: Clusters of fragrant, white, pea-type flowers in late spring; yellow fall color; smooth, light gray bark.
Culture: Full sun; moist, well-drained soil; prefers alkaline soil, tolerates acid soil.
Mature Form: Rounded, oval or broad rounded
Native To: United States
Soil Conditions:
Dry
Soil condition: Moist, Well-DrainedMoist, Well-Drained
Wet
Tolerance:
Tolerance: Alkaline SoilAlkaline Soil
Dry Sites
Salt
Soil Compaction
Wet Sites
Wind
Uses:
Massing
Patio
Screen
Use for: Shade.Shade
Use for: Specimen.Specimen
Street
Wind Break
Foliage Color: Green
 
Fall Foliage Color: Yellow
 
Additional Notes: This species tends to flower heavily on alternate years. Tree should be pruned in summer as winter or spring pruning can lead to excessive sap loss.

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