Cladrastis 'White Rain'

Spectacular spring show of wisteria-like clusters carrying lightly fragrant white flowers
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Features to Note


4 - 8

Mature Height

8 Feet

Mature Width

6 Feet

Light Requirements

Full Sun

Moisture Requirements

Moist, well-drained

Soil Tolerance

Normal, loamy

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range
4 - 8
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The USDA hardiness zones offer a guide to varieties that will grow well in certain climates. Each zone corresponds to the minimum winter temperatures experienced in a given area. Make sure that your hardiness zone lies within the zone compatibility range of this variety before ordering.


White Rain puts on a spectacular show in spring. After maturing for 2 or 3 seasons, it is covered in graceful pendulous, wisteria-like, white clusters, typically about a foot long and carrying 20 to 30 faintly fragrant flowers.

However, the weeping American yellowwood is interesting in every season. In summer, its weeping habit is exaggerated by the foot-long, pinnately compound leaves, holding several large leaflets each. In fall, the foliage turns rich yellow. And in winter, the tree's freely branching architecture is highlighted by smooth steel-grey bark.

This flowering deciduous tree prefers full sun and has moderately vigorous growth—a good shade tree for a small space. It requires little maintenance, but any pruning should be done in summer, so cuts don't bleed.


Genus: Cladrastis
Species: kentuckea
Variety: 'White Rain'
Category: Trees
Bloom Season Start: Late Spring
Bloom Season End: Early Summer
Bloom Color: White
Habit: Weeping
USDA Zone Low: 4
USDA Zone High: 8
Uses: Beds, Fall Color
Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
State Shipping Restrictions: GU, HI, PR, VI
Shipping Method Restrictions: none
Discount Exempt: No



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