Kentucky Coffee Tree

Overview

Category: Shade trees
Common Name: Kentucky Coffee Tree
Botanical Name: Gymnocladus dioica
Sun Exposure: Full sun
Height: 50-70 ft.
Spread: 40-50 ft.

Notes

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.