A hearty ornamental shade tree that is adaptable to a wide range of conditions, the yellowwood has beautiful pea-like flowers and showy seedpods that ripen in the fall.
Size and Light Requirements
In full-sun, yellowwoods will reach a height of 30 feet in about 30 to 40 years.
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All the trees in this guide have been selected by Casey Trees and are well adapted to the soil and conditions present in Washington, D.C.
This tree can reach 30'- 50' in height and 40'- 55' in spread. It can take 40 to 100 years for this tree to achieve mature size and that size will vary depending on site conditions
Full Sun, Partial Shade
Requires 25 gallons of water per week for the first three years.
Pea-like, perfect, creamy to white, somewhat fragrant, borne in long hanging clusters
Flat brown pod, 2 to 4 inches long, 1/2 inch wide, containing small, brown, hard-coated seeds, ripening in early fall
Leaves turn a unique soft yellow-green color in fall
This tree is available through our residential planting program, RiverSmart Homes. You can also get up to $100 back for planting this tree yourself through our tree rebate program.