A medium-sized deciduous tree from the legume family, yellowwood is native to the southeastern United States. They typically grow to be 30-50 feet tall at maturity, with upright branching and a rounded crown.
Yellowwood has pinnately compound leaves, which turn bright green in the summer and yellow in the fall. Flowering occurs in the spring and features very fragrant pink flowers that cluster into elongated panicles.
Yellowwood grows best in medium moisture, well drained soils, and full sun, but this tree can also tolerate dryer soils. Yellowwoods are ideal for residential plantings due to their deeply developed root system. Pruning in the early spring is not recommended, as yellowwood is prone to bleeding.
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