Yellowwood

Cladrastis lutea

A hardy 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.

Find Another Tree

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