Yellow-Wood adapts to full or partial sun, mesic conditions, and soil containing silt or loam. It is not particular about soil pH and can be cultivated north of its natural range. This tree is prone to storm-related damage because the large forking branches that often develop above the trunk are prone to breakage. Therefore, it is best to cultivate this tree in areas that are protected from strong wind. Sometimes, verticillium wilt and other disease organisms can weaken or kill this tree.