Kentucky Coffee Tree

Kentucky Coffee Tree

Kentucky Coffee Tree Facts

Specific Name:   Gymnocladus dioicus
Hardiness Zones:   3 to 8
Growth_Rate:   Slow to moderate
Site Requirements:   Sun; moist, well drained soil but tolerates a range of soil types
Texture:   Medium to coarse
Form:   Horizontal, ascending branching
Height:   60 to 75'
Weight:   40 to 50'
Leaf:   3 to 6" alternate bipinnately compound leaves; late to leaf out; fall color is not showy
Flower/Fruit:   Female tree has large black to brown seed pods
Comments:    Select male plants to avoid seed pods; good dependable city tree; brittle wood; drought and air pollution tolerant
Habit:   Deciduous
Cultivars:   --