Cladrastis kentuckea fall color photo
I had been asked to post photos of my Yellowwood's fall color. This was not the year to get good autumn photos. We had severe drought conditions in July and August followed by a soggy September. The tree sits in very well drained soil. When the wild Ginger under the tree began wilting, I knew it was time to do some watering. Still, the leaves are turning from green to yellow-gold to crunchy tan and then dropping in just a couple of days. And the process is uneven. There are still quite a few green leaves even though a significant number of leaves have already fallen.
I've attached two photos, but it's difficult to pick out the Yellowwood. The second photo has an upright oval in the center that roughly outlines the tree. For scale, the shrub in the foreground (red and yellow leaves) is a 10' Syringa oblata that's been there for 50-60 years. The yellow-gold patch above the S. oblata is a Redbud. The color of the Yellowwood leaves at their peak closely match the Redbud fall color.
The White Pine that I mentioned in the other thread can be seen above and to the left of the Yellowwood, and the Hackberry can be seen behind and above the Yellowwood. The orange leaves to the upper right of the Yellowwood belong to a Prunus serotina next door.
Maybe next year I'll get some better photos