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Photo 9 of 9Fragrant white flowers bloom on this tree in spring.

American Yellowwood(9 of 9)

(Cladrastis kentukea)
30-50 feet high, 40-55 feet wide
Zones 4-8
Not a small tree, but no giant either. Panicles of fragrant, white flowers in late spring and bright green foliage that turns yellow in fall. A pink-flowered form, "Rosea," is also available.

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