Kentucky Coffeetree

Gymnocladus dioica

Kentucky Coffeetree

Height: 50-60′
Spread: 40-50′

Shape: Open, spreading
Foliage: Bluish-green

Fall Foliage: Yellow
Exposure: Full sun

Zone: 4-8

This picturesque tree has deeply furrowed bark and stout branches that are particularly handsome in winter. It prefers deep, moist soil and full sun, but is adaptable to many conditions such as alkaline soil, salt, and drought. The mahogany seed pods are long and leathery and can be used to make decaffeinated coffee.

Photo courtesy of Bailey Nurseries