Height: 30′-40′ Spread: 30′-40′. An interesting shade tree with an open, wide spreading form and smooth beech-like, gray bark. Spectacular drooping panicles of fragrant, white flower clusters to 12” long cover the tree in May, followed by 3″ long, flat seed pods. May not bloom until it is well established (10 years old). Tolerant of alkaline soils. Used in the pioneer days to produce yellow dye and fine cabinet wood. A leguminous plant that fixes nitrogen. Full sun to part shade. Zone 5.
Cladrastis lutea | American Yellowwood – #5