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Cladrastis kentukea

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Yellowwood 

FAMILY: FABACEAE

Cladrastis kentukea - Yellowwood

About Yellowwood at OSU's Landscape Plants site

  • Native to southwestern U.S.

  • Height seldom exceeds 80’.

  • Compound leaves with 5-9 leaflets that alternate on the leaf stem (rare for the family). Fall foliage is yellow.

  • Flower resembles white wisteria and hangs in clusters 12” long. 3” seed pods look like pea pods and tend to appear in alternate years.

  • Heartwood is bright yellow.

  • Uncommon in Portland. #132 is largest of fi ve in a row.

Tree #LocationDimensionsPhoto and Notes
132

SE 28th & Woodstock

Right of Way

66' Height

63' Spread

13.2' Circ.

This tree is just south of the intersection of SE 28th & Woodstock Blvd, inside a fence on Eastmoreland Golf Course.

Cladrastis kentukea - Yellowwood