Cladrastis kentukea (lutea) ‘Perkins Pink’


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Pot Size: 5 Gallon

Common Name: American Yellowwood

Season of Interest: Spring to Summer

Exposure: Full Sun

Plant Size: 30′ x 30′

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American yellowwood is a medium-sized, deciduous tree that typically grows with upright branching and a broad, rounded crown. It is noted for its pinnately compound foliage, panicles of fragrant white spring flowers, autumn seed pods and yellow fall color.

The wood of this tree contains a yellow dye that distinctively colors the heartwood and gives rise to the common name of yellowwood. ‘Perkins Pink’ is an uncommon pink-flowered cultivar that was originally discovered in the 1930s at the Perkins Institute for the Blind, Watertown, Massachusetts.

Intensely fragrant, wisteria-like, pink flowers in large, drooping, terminal panicles (10-15” long) will cover a mature tree in late spring.


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