More About Gymnocladus dioicus
- Open, oval crown with irregular branching
- Greenish-white flowers appear on both male and female species
- Flowers on female species give way to long, flat, brown, seed pods
- Large, compound leaves are blue-green in the summer
- Fall colour is an insignificant yellow
- Bloom Time: May to June
Native to Ontario and mid to eastern U.S.A.
Native Americans and early American settlers, especially those in the Kentucky area, roasted and ground the seeds to brew a coffee-like beverage (albeit no caffeine), hence the common name.
Kentucky Coffee Tree Growing and Maintenance Tips
A good landscape tree for parks and large, lawn areas. It has a striking winter silhouette. Seed pods, while visually attractive, can cause messy litter drop.
Gymnocladus dioicus Characteristics
Moist to Average
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