9 responses to “Cladrastis kentukea”

  1. Patrick Collins

    It seems to be a rather clumsy formation of the generic name. I see the author Rafinesque was not highly-regarded.

  2. Marilyn Brown

    Most inviting. There should be a chair under it.

  3. kate

    You don’t mention; is it fragrant?

    1. Sue Frisch
  4. Jane Levy Campbell

    I planted one in my garden in Portland about 15-20 years ago. It is very fragrant, though it blooms in patches, not all over. It may be a happy variation on the alternate year bloom — some branches each year. It fills in very nicely between the first and second bloom periods on a nearby wisteria. Both are near the deck so we can enjoy the fragrance. Butterflies and hummingbirds love it. Here is a quick sketch I did of the blossoms in a sketchbook exchange project in my group of botanical artists.

  5. Perry Kneedler

    Beautiful sketch of Cladrastis by Jane Campbell. Hoping the two out of three (bareroot from the nursery) planted this year that survived our difficult weather this year in southern Missouri will begin to thrive next year.

  6. lynn wohlers

    In the photo (very nice!) it seems a lot of bloom and leaf being held up on a small trunk and branches – what a sight! And it’s wonderful to see Jane Campebell’s drawing, thank you so much!

  7. Tierney R Rosenstock

    Very beautiful species, but seems like way to high maintenance in cultivation

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