Gymnocladus dioica - Kentucky coffee tree
Gymnocladus dioica - Kentucky coffee tree

Gymnocladus dioica - Kentucky coffee tree

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A picturesque landscape tree for large lawns and parks, the male trees being appealing because they don't have seed pods but the female trees bearing larger fragrant flowers.

Gymnocladus dioica, is a tall deciduous tree with a scaly gray-brown bark that grows 60-80’.  Its leaves are blue-green in summer and turn yellow in fall and it has greenish-white flowers appearing in late spring of which the female flowers are fragrant. Native Americans and early American settlers roasted and ground the seeds to brew a coffee-like caffeine-free beverage and also roasted the seeds for food (although the seeds are toxic prior to roasting).

"The Kentucky coffee tree's tolerance to pollution and a wide range of soils makes it a suitable tree for urban environments."   The Morton Aboretum

Height: 60 to 80ft
Sun: Full Sun
Water: Medium
Bloom color: Greenish/white
Bloom time: May to June