Ckidrastis kentukeu C lutea

American Yellowwood

The blossoms of American Yellowwiiod, cascading like while rain from the [>ea-green shrouded canopy on a spring day, produce one of the most spectacular shows among large flowering trees. This native species, nowhere very common, is a low branching tree with a broad-rounded crown of delicate branches. The older branches and trunk are smooth and gray—very beech I Ike in appearance, I fie emerging leaves are covered with silky hairs, which impart a gray haze, but they soon mature to rich pea-green and turn yellow to golden brown in tall. Fragrant, creamy flowers occur in pendulous, K- to 14-in-long panicles in May and june and are followed by small, 2\h- to 4-in,-long, light brown pods. Best growth incurs in high pH soils, but splendid specimens throughout the Northeast grow in distinctly acid soils. An excellent specimen tree, it desersesa prominent position in the Landscape. Grows 30 to SO ft. high, 40 to 55 ft. wide. Zones 4 to 8. North Carolina to Kentucky and Tennessee,

Cultivars and Varieties.rRosea' is a handsome pink-flowered form now in commercial production,

OodftHttt hentukea 1 tower*

OodftHttt hentukea 1 tower*

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