Cladrastis kentukea ‘Perkins Pink’

(Perkins Pink American Yellowwood)


$179.99


Hardiness Zones:

 4a  4b  5a  5b  6a  6b  7a  7b  8a  8b

Quick Overview:

Yellowwood is a medium growing, deciduous tree of the legume family which features a broad, rounded crown and typically grows 30-50′ tall. Pinnately compound leaves (usually with 7-11 leaflets) open as yellowish green, turn bright green in summer, and then turn yellow in fall. Tree may not flower for the first 8-10 years, but once the bloom begins, it can be spectacular. Intensely fragrant, wisteria-like, white flowers in large, drooping, terminal panicles (10-15″ long) will virtually cover a mature tree in late spring (profuse bloom in alternate years). Bloom is similar in appearance to that of black locust (Robinia). Flowers give way to flat, brown seed pods (2.5-4″ long) which mature in September-October.

‘Perkins Pink’ (synonymous with ‘Rosea’) is an uncommon pink-flowered cultivar that was originally discovered in the 1930s at the Perkins Institute for the Blind, Watertown, Massachusetts.

Description

Easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soil in full sun. Prune in summer only as cuts made in winter or spring tend to bleed considerably.

Additional information

Common Name

Perkins Pink American Yellowwood

Botanical Name

Cladrastis kentukea 'Perkins Pink'

Container/Amount

20 gallon

Evergreen or Deciduous

Deciduous

Hardiness Zone

4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b

Growth Rate

Average

Light Requirements

Sun

Height

30-50'

Width

30-50'

Soil Condition

Well-drained

Water Needs

Average

Blooming Period

Spring

Flower Color

pink

Fragrance

Yes

Foliage Color

green

Deer Resistant

No

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