Yellowwood

Introduction

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.

Plant This Tree

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.

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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.


Photo Credits

Derek Ramsey 1, Derek Ramsey 2, Elektryczne jabłko, Kristine Paulus, Jim Chatfield


Characteristics

Size

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

Light

Full Sun, Partial Shade

Care

Requires 25 gallons of water per week for the first three years.

Flower

Pea-like, perfect, creamy to white, somewhat fragrant, borne in long hanging clusters

Fruit/Nut

Flat brown pod, 2 to 4 inches long, 1/2 inch wide, containing small, brown, hard-coated seeds, ripening in early fall

Seasonal Color

Leaves turn a unique soft yellow-green color in fall

Eligibility

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.

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