The American Yellowwood is a medium- to large-sized tree, 30 feet to 50 feet high, with smooth, beech-like gray to brown bark. Interior wood is yellow. Large drooping clusters of fragrant white pea-type flowers that are 14 inches long and resembling white wisterea and clear yellow fall color. Choose a yellowwood tree for excellent shade in a small- to medium-sized landscape. Note that the branches of the yellowwood are highly susceptible to ice storm damage.