Kentucky Coffee tree (in the back)

Kentucky Coffee Tree

Gymnocladus dioicus


ZONE HARDINESS
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
SPACE REQUIREMENTS
- - -
HEIGHT REQUIREMENTS
- - -
SUN REQUIREMENTS
1 50 100

Bears fragrant flowers in late spring, that develop long brown leathery pods in fall. The tree leafs out later than most trees. Slow grower, considered a tough tree, can tolerate drought, heat and alkaline soils.

The seeds in the pods were once used as a coffee substitute.


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PLANT DETAILS


NAME
Kentucky Coffee
TYPE
Tree
HEIGHT
50-75 feet
SPACING
40-50 feet

ZONE HARDINESS
4-6

SUN REQUIREMENTS
Full sun

ΒLOOM TIME
Spring