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Cladrastis

Cladrastis spp.

கெண்டகி மஞ்ச்சள் மரப்பூச்சரம் Yellowwood flower by செல்வா (CC BY-SA 4.0)

Full Sun
Frost Hardy

8a

USDA zone

-12°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

Min

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Cladrastis Overview

Also known as yellowwood, this genus contains 8 hardy, deciduous trees with scented white or pink flowers. These are made in pendant groups on long inflorescences which may be branched or singular. Typically this genus is grown for its nice foliage which displays bright autumn colour and its flowers, which superficially resemble those of wisteria.

How to propagate Cladrastis

Seed

You can propagate by seeds in the autumn.

Cuttings

Root cuttings in late winter.

Other uses of Cladrastis

Grown for their pendant, wisteria-like flower clusters and autumn foliage.

Trees to Propagate by Root Cuttings

Winter tree roots are packed full of carbs, giving cuttings the best chance to get established.

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