Yellowwood (Cladrastis kentukea)

Yellowwood Facts

  • Scientific name: Cladrastic lutea
  • Range: Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, North Carolina and other southeastern states
  • Height: up to 50 ft.
  • Flowers: drooping, white clusters of small flowers
  • Fall colors: yellow
  • Distinguishing feature: the wood inside is yellow

If Trees Could Sing…

Click here to see Bill Lloyd talk about one of his favorite treesVideo courtesy of The Nature Conservancy and Bill Lloyd.

Above picture taken at Old Town Arboretum in April 2021
The newly planted Yellowwood tree at Old Town. Picture taken February 2021.