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- Native Plants, Trees
Yellowwood is an uncommon native tree with a vase-shaped and dark green foliage that turns a delicate yellow or orange in the fall. Its smooth light gray bark provides winter interest. Breathtaking, pendulous, foot-long, wisteria-like clusters of fragrant white flowers appear in late spring and early summer, often in alternate years. Transplant in the early spring into thoroughly prepared soil, and water during dry weather until established. Do not prune in late winter or spring. This low maintenance tree withstands urban conditions.
Seasons of Interest:
Foliage: Fall Bloom: Late Spring-Early Summer Bark: Winter
Wildilfe Value: Attracts birds.
Insects, Diseases, and Other Plant Problems: No significant insect or disease problems.
- 30-45 ft.
- White, fragrant, pendulous, panicles in early summer; inconsistent flowering from year to year; brown seed pods
- Sun; well-drained soil; tolerates high pH and dry soil. Its deep roots allow shade-tolerant plants to grow near it.
- Upright; graceful spreading crown with low branches
- Full sun
- 40-45 ft.
- Growth Rate:
- 8-12 in. alternate, odd pinnately compound leaf with 7-9 leaflets; yellow fall color
NCCES plant id: 1962