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Gymnocladus dioicus /Kentucky Coffeetree

Gymnocladus dioicus  / Gymnocladus dioicus
An excellent tree for the colder zones of America
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An excellent tree for the colder zones of America

Typical foliage


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Scientific Name: Gymnocladus dioicus
Common Name: Kentucky Coffeetree
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 Determine Your Zone
Height: over 50 feet
Spread: 40 - 50 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: White
Fruit present: Fall
Fruit color: Black, Brown
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Plants for Xeriscapes
Comments: Male and female flowers on separate plants. This outstanding shade tree makes a good lawn specimen and does well in urban settings. The seeds are reported to have been ground and used as coffee in Colonial times.