name botanical:Cladrastis kentukea (lutea)
other name:American Yellowwood
family:Legume or pea or bean family (Fabaceae)
height:up to 25 m (82 ft)
The leaves of Yellowwood are green, odd pinnate and up to 30 cm (11.8 in) long with 5-11 oval single sheets about 6 cm (2.4 in) long. The leaf margin is smooth.
fall foliage:yellow – orange
flowering:June - August
The white flowers hang in long panicles and smell a little.
gender distribution:monoecious / hermaphrodite
The smooth, light brown legume contains four to six seeds.
The twigs are red-brown with distinct leaf scars. The buds are brown. Old petioles are often still attached in winter.
bark:The bark is smooth and gray.
soil:nutritious soil, tolerates dryness
single tree, garden, south side
Das Holz des Gelbholz ist gelb