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Common Name: Yellowwood      Latin Name: Cladrastis kentukea      Size: 30 (min) to 50 (max)
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Not Provided - Please CallNot ProvidedNatorps Natorp Lane Mason OH Lat: Long: 2013-03-23
10151.00natorp nursery outlet, Mason OH Lat: 39.31521630 Long: -84.334741422013-04-06
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I plan to put three Yellowwoods in a line about 18 feet apart in full sun all day. My house was built in 1993 and the soil where I will plant the trees is heavy clay and compacted. I plan to plant the trees by digging a hole three times the diameter of the root ball, a little less deep than the root ball and filling in with shredded topsoil. I have read that Yellowwoods have a taproot. Does this location and planting method seem like it will be successful with Yellowwoods
Likely no. Yellowwoods dont do particularly well in heavy soils, espetially in full sun. I might suggest a Zelkova variety or Honeylocust, as they will be more tolerant of harsh conditions. A note about taproots I dont know for sure if yellowwoods have a trong taproot or not, but any tree transplanted balled and burlapped wil have had all roots severed and wont form another strong taproot. Containerized tress should have all circling roots removed before planting, and this usualy removes the taproot as well.
Try Ammon Nursery in Burlington Ky. Ask for Amy 859-586-6246. You might also ask for one called Perkins Pink. They have had some containers in the past. Tell them plantplaces sent you. Let us know if you have any luck.
Cant seem to find one around the Cincy area. Was wondering if you had suggestions. Thanks
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Cladrastis kentukea
Maximum Height: 50 feet

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Category: Tree
Family: Fabaceae
Genus: Cladrastis
species: kentukea
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Size: 30 (min) to 50 (max)
Size Description: medium tree
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Characteristics: star rating Recommended star rating Bark Interest star rating Dry Soil Tolerant star rating Native star rating Rain Garden
Availability:star ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingGood Availabilty
Sustainability:star ratingstar ratingstar ratingGood
Full Sun Tolerance:star ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingPerforms WellSee other plants that like full sun.
Part Shade Tolerance:star ratingstar ratingstar ratingAverage Performance
Deep Shade Tolerance:star ratingstar ratingLower Than Average Performance
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Bloom history: (Recorded in Cincinnati, Ohio, unless otherwise noted)4/23/2012 until 5/7/2012 See other plants that bloom at this time.
Plant Images and Specimens
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Opening Foliage
Location: 2731 Newtown Road, Anderson Twp., Cincinnati
Age: Young
Planted By: R. Scott Beuerlein
Photo Credit: R. Scott Beuerlein
Season: Early Spring
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Individual Flower
Location: 2731 Newtown Road, Anderson Twp., Cincinnati
Age: Young
Planted By: R. Scott Beuerlein
Photo Credit: R. Scott Beuerlein
Season: Early Spring
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Trunk Detail
Location: Ault Park, Cincinnati
Age: Medium
Planted By: Cincinnati Parks
Photo Credit: R. Scott Beuerlein

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Trunk Detail
Location: Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati
Age: Old
Photo Credit: R. Scott Beuerlein

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Foliage
Photo Credit: R. Scott Beuerlein
Season: Summer
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Medium Tree in Bloom
Location: Ault Park
Age: Medium
Planted By: Cincinnati Parks
Photo Credit: R. Scott Beuerlein
Season: Spring
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Fall Colore
Photo Credit: Ernie Wiegand

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Fall color
Location: Spring Grove
Photo Credit: Steve Foltz
Season: Fall
Location: Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens 3400 Vine Street Cincinnati OH 45220
Specimen: 21
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Cladastris kentukea
Location: Zoo
Planted By: Steve Foltz
Photo Credit: Brandan Jones
Season: Autumn
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Bud of the Cladastris kentukea
Location: Zoo
Planted By: Steve Foltz
Photo Credit: Brandan Jones
Season: Autumn
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Cutting of the Cladastris kentukea
Location: Zoo
Planted By: Steve Foltz
Photo Credit: Brandan Jones
Season: Autumn
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Leaves of the Cladastris kentukea
Location: Zoo
Planted By: Steve Foltz
Photo Credit: Brandan Jones
Season: Autumn
Location: Lakeside Park 48 Locust Lakeside Park KY 41017
Specimen: 181
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Yellowwood
Location: 48 Locust
Photo Credit: Steve Foltz

Location: Seneca Gardens 2538 Trevilian Way Seneca Gardens KY
Specimen: 348
Location: Spring Grove Cemetery 4521 Spring Grove Ave Cincinnati OH 45232
Specimen: 580
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Tree in flower
Location: Spring Grove Cemetery
Photo Credit: R. Scott Beuerline
Season: May 20
Location: Kew Gardens Richmond Surrey (London, England) TW9 3AB
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 51.472700000000000 Longitude: -0.293630003929138] Specimen: 807
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Flower detail of Cladrastis kentukea at Kew Gardens
Location: Royal Botanical Gardens Kew
Photo Credit: Brandan Jones
Season: May 2011
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Flower detail of Cladrastis kentukea at Kew Gardens
Location: Royal Botanical Gardens Kew
Photo Credit: Brandan Jones
Season: May 2011
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Cladrastis kentukea at Kew Gardens
Location: Royal Botanical Gardens Kew
Photo Credit: Brandan Jones
Season: May 2011
Location: Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens 3400 Vine Street Cincinnati OH 45220
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 39.143613600000000 Longitude: -84.508646283333300] Specimen: 1305
Location: Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens 3400 Vine Street Cincinnati OH 45220
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 39.142109416666700 Longitude: -84.510086816666700] Specimen: 1542
Location: Harbin Park Harbin Park Fairfield OH 45014
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 39.314206283333300 Longitude: -84.507339950000000] Specimen: 2962
Location: Harbin Park Harbin Park Fairfield OH 45014
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 39.313945650000000 Longitude: -84.507394366666700] Specimen: 2963
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Resedential Cladrastis kentukea
Location: Southern Fairfield, OH
Photo Credit: Brandan Jones
Season: May 2013
Location: Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens 3400 Vine Street Cincinnati OH 45220
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 39.072641360000000 Longitude: -84.500406480000000] Specimen: 3319
Location: University of Cincinnati 2600 Clifton Ave Cincinnati OH
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 39.129623050000000 Longitude: -84.517231920000000] Specimen: 3985
Location: University of Cincinnati 2600 Clifton Ave Cincinnati OH
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 39.129691820000000 Longitude: -84.517575210000000] Specimen: 3989
Location: University of Cincinnati 2600 Clifton Ave Cincinnati OH
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 39.130130270000000 Longitude: -84.517649980000000] Specimen: 3998
Location: Jardin des Plantes, Paris, France 57 Rue Cuvier, 75005 Paris, France
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 48.844067910000000 Longitude: 2.359754730000000] Specimen: 4377
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