Kentucky Coffee Tree

$7.00

Gymnocladus dioicus

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Description

Kentucky Coffee Tree (Gymnocladus dioicus) is a showy tree that is commonly used in urban locations because of its high level of adaptability and tolerance to air pollution. As the name suggests, the pods and seeds can be used to make a unique flavour of coffee when roasted (must be roasted–seeds are toxic when raw). A nice shade tree, though it does not hold its leaves very long into the fall. A good choice for landscaping sunny locations in your lawn. This tree is native to the Carolinian Zone, and will grow best in the milder regions of Southern Ontario.

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Wondering if this species is right for your landscape? Check out these resources:

More information about Kentucky Coffee Tree

https://www.uoguelph.ca/arboretum/thingstosee/trees/kentuckycoffeetree

More information about the Carolinian Zone

https://www.canada.ca/en/environment-climate-change/services/migratory-bird-conservation/publications/ontario-carolinian-forests-preserve-songbird.html

Map of the Carolinian Zone

https://caroliniancanada.ca/about

 

 

Additional information

Weight .13 kg
Dimensions 6 × 6 × 40 cm
Flower Colour

White/Cream

Bloom Period

Spring, Summer

Fall Colours

Yellow, Orange

Poisonous To Humans?

Yes, if not roasted

Light Requirements

Full Sun

Moisture Requirements

Medium

Soil Requirements

Sandy Loam, Rich in Organic Matter