Cladrastis kentukea ‘Perkins Pink’
The Yellowwood is a tall growing flowering tree that can also work as a shade tree in smaller spaces where an Oak or Maple might be too large. The name “Yellowwood” comes from their bright yellow heartwood
On the Perkins Pink Yellowwood the pendulous fragrant pink flowers appear longer than the white and are about 10 – 15″ long . They bloom in June and are loved by pollinating insects.
The foliage in summer is attractive deep green and is very resistant to disease and insect damage. Fall transforms the tree into brilliant gold. The smooth, light grey bark and pleasing structure of this tree make it an attractive specimen in the winter months.
Growth Rate: Average. Form: Rounded and vase shaped. Height: 30′ to 50′. Spread 35′ – 50.’ Exposure: Partial shade or partial sun to full sun. Bloom Color: Pink. Bloom Time: Late Spring