Genus: Cladrastis

Cladrastis

Photo/Illustration: 
Jennifer Benner
(Cladrastis)
Fabaceae
The genus Cladrastis includes a handful of deciduous trees cultivated for their upright or dangling wisteria-like clusters of flowers (fragrant in some species) and their colorful autumn leaves. They are native to China, Japan, and the U.S. Grow them as specimen trees.
Noteworthy characteristics:  Long clusters of pea-like flowers and nice autumn color.
Care:  Choose a sheltered site (branches are brittle) in full sun with fertile, well-drained soil.
Propagation: 

Scarify seed in fall and then sow in containers outdoors or in a seedbed. Take root cuttings in winter.

Species, varieties and clutivars for genus Cladrastis

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Yellowwood
Cladrastis lutea
Problems: 

Usually problem-free.