Kentucky (American) Yellowwood

Cladrastis kentukea
Size: #15
40 feet high x 40 feet wide
Upright rounded shape
Zone 4
Full Sun to Part Shade

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Kentucky Yellowwood, commonly called American Yellowwood, is a deciduous tree of the legume family. It is noted for its panicles of intensely fragrant white spring flowers. Found natively in the southeastern U.S. in calcareous soils (similar to Wyoming soils). Pinnately compound leaves are bright green in summer turning golden in autumn. Easily grown in most soils—except dry ones. Yellowwood is rarely planted in Wyoming, be the first to grow this medium sized shade tree!

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Throughout this site, the following are used as guidelines for watering established plants:

water_drops_icon  These truly xeric plants can live with our 12 inches of natural annual precipitation and only need a winter watering during a multi-year drought, but they will thrive with a monthly watering. Overwatering will kill some of these.
water_drops_iconwater_drops_icon  These plants are adapted to intermittent deep watering with soil drying to a depth of a few inches between waterings. Watering frequency may be every couple of weeks during the active growing season and maybe only one winter watering for optimal care.
water_drops_iconwater_drops_iconwater_drops_icon  These plants need regular watering somewhat like a bluegrass lawn so that they never dry to depth in the root system during the active growing season, and need occasional winter watering to prevent root dessication and resultant plant death.

About sizes of our plants:

Sizes indicated with a # are roughly the equivalent in gallonage; so a #2 is about a 2 gallon pot size; b&b stands for balled and burlapped.