Gymnocladus dioicus

Kentucky Coffeetree

Form and Growth Characteristics:
Plant Type - Tree
Growth Rate - slow to medium
Mature Height - 60-75'
Mature Width - 40-50'
Longevity -

Ornamental Characteristics:
Flower - Dioecious or polygamo-dioecious, greenish white, 4-5 petals,spreading, each 0.3" long, blooming late May-early June
Fruit - Reddish-brown to brownish-black, leathery pod, 5-10" long, 1.5-2" wide, containing a few, large, blackish-brown, hard-shelled, rounded seeds imbedded in a sweet, sticky pulp: ripens in October, but hang on tree through winter
Leaf -
Fall Color - Some Yellow
Bark - Rough, with hard,thin, firm and scaly ridges curling outward (recurving) along their edges; very unique and interesting bark pattern.
Other Features -
Possible Use -
Season Of Interest -

Culture and Care:
Care Requirements - Deep, rich, moist soil is preferred, with full sun but, highly adaptable
Native Habitat - New York and Pennsylvania to Minnesota,Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Tennessee
Diseases and Insects - none serious
Strength -
Weakness -

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Find Related Plants:
- Other plants with the common name Coffeetree.
- Other plants of the family Fabaceae.
- Other plants of the genus Gymnocladus.
- Other plants of the species Gymnocladus dioicus.