Plant Library

Kentucky Coffeetree

Common Name: Coffetree

Botanical Name: Gymnocladus dioicus

Variety: Kentucky

Blossom Color: N/A

Bloom Time: N/A

Zone: 4 to 8

Exposure: Full Sun

Mature Height: 50-60'

Mature Width: 40-50'

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 alkaline soil, salt, & drought. The mahogany seed pods are long and leathery.