Yellowwood

Cladrastis lutea

Also called Kentucky Yellowwood or American Yellowwood, this species is native to the southeastern United States, but can also be cultivated further north and has naturalized outside its native range. The trees have broad, rounded crowns with foliage that turns gold, yellow, and orange in the fall. The yellow heartwood of this tree is used in woodworking and to make dye.
Habitat:
Moist soils in hardwood forests, limestone cliffs, rocky coves, stream banks.
Growth Habit:
Deciduous tree, growing up to 15 m tall.
Bloom Time:
Early summer.
Longevity:
Long-lived.
Presence in US:
AL AR CT GA IL IN KY LA MA ME MO MS NC NY OH OK PA RI SC TN
Presence in Canada:
ON