Scarification: Soak in hot tap water, let stand in water for 24 hours
Stratification: cold stratify for 90 days
Germination: sow seed 1/4" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed
The name yellowwood derives from its yellow heartwood, used in small amounts for specialist furniture, gunstocks, and decorative woodturning. With its bright green compound leaves, handsome gray-brown bark, and dark yellow fall color, Cladrastis kentukea adds beauty to any landscape. Fragrant white flowers bloom in pendulous, terminal panicles in late summer, attracting pollinators. This tree is native to the southeast-central USA and can tolerate various soil conditions, making it adaptable to different environments. Cladrastis kentukea also has the ability to thrive in urban settings and serves as a habitat for birds. Add a touch of elegance and charm to your outdoor space with the graceful and captivating Kentucky Yellowwood.