Kentucky Coffee Tree


Gymnocladus dioicus

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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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More information about Kentucky Coffee Tree

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Map of the Carolinian Zone



Additional information

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


Bloom Period

Spring, Summer

Fall Colours

Yellow, Orange

Poisonous To Humans?

Yes, if not roasted

Light Requirements

Full Sun

Moisture Requirements


Soil Requirements

Sandy Loam, Rich in Organic Matter