TREES & Plants

Tree and plant descriptions

  • Yellowwood

    Cladrastris kentukea (formerly Cladrastis lutea)
    Plant advice from The Morton Arboretum: Choose a yellowwood tree for excellent shade in a smaller landscape. Though it is named for its wood, its yellow fall foliage color cannot be overlooked. Another useful quality of the yellowwood is its deep roots, which allow for other plants to be grown easily underneath its branches.